Why I Am Not a Christian by Bertrand Russell (1927)

Published on Jan 17, 2013
Bertrand Russell first delivered this lecture on March 6, 1927 to the National Secular Society, South London Branch, at Battersea Town Hall.

See below for a section breakdown:

What Is a Christian? :05
The Existence of God 2:58
The First-cause Argument 4:05
The Natural-law Argument 6:16
The Argument from Design 10:30
The Moral Arguments for Deity 13:32
The Argument for the Remedying of Injustice 16:13
The Character of Christ 18:23
Defects in Christ’s Teaching 21:10
The Moral Problem 23:24
The Emotional Factor 28:15
How the Churches Have Retarded Progress 31:10
Fear, the Foundation of Religion 32:59
What We Must Do 34:24

Full text: http://www.users.drew.edu/~jlenz/whynot.html

His longer book on the same subect, “Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays”: http://www.amazon.com/Christian-Essays-Religion-Related-Subjects/dp/067120323…

Bertrand Russel Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertrand_Russell

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