“The book “Why I Am Not a Christian” is a collection of essays by the famous philosopher Bertrand Russell. He gathered information and put it together through his opinion to depict why he is not a Christian. In the beginning of the book Bertrand, feeling as though the term is commonly misused,...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“Bertrand Russell was a great thinker. Probably one of the best of his time. He's a man of his age, the Modern Age, when it was believed that Science (with a capital "S") would be the savior of us all. His unwavering faith in science seems naive today, but his passion is clear.
“Reunión de ensayos anti-cristianismo. Aburrida retahila de discursos anticlericales muy añejos. Los ateos lo hemos superado hace tiempo. ”Rubén F wrote this review Saturday, September 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The book “Why I Am Not a Christian” is a collection of essays by the famous philosopher Bertrand Russell. He gathered information and put it together through his opinion to depict why he is not a Christian. In the beginning of the book Bertrand, feeling as though the term is commonly misused, explains to the reader his understanding of what a real Christian is. Next, Bertrand explains some of the arguments a Christian might use to defend their belief. After explaining an argument he would justify his reasoning for why he does not believe it to be true. After getting his arguments across he continues by explaining why religion has a negative impact on our society. In his eyes religion holds us back and keep us from making positive changes. There is nothing wrong with people being entitled to their own opinion, but when it starts to affect all of society that’s when something has to change. For example, many people who are against gay marriage are because their religion tells them to be. They didn’t get to make the decision on their own, but instead they were raised with the idea driven into their way of life. If religion did not exist, would gay marriage be legal? If you are interested in religion this is definitely the book for you. It is a very direct book, and Bertrand certainly does not hold back his opinion in any way. Therefore, if religion is a touchy subject for you it might not be the best read for you.
“Very modern thinker considering his writings were from about WW1 and WW2 eras. No wonder he was shunned by many at that time. And no wonder he is considered one of the most influential people of that last 1000 years.”Mick Lord wrote this review Tuesday, January 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very abstract philisophical ideas about religion. Many of which I just cannot acknowledge. I wouldn't make much of a philosopher,”ReadingWoman wrote this review Wednesday, January 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Russell's ability to build and substantiate a comprehensive, logical argument is unprecedented. That being said, there were numerous points in the book where I feel he slung opinion rather than trying to build logical stepping stones to either build up his own argument or deconstruct his opponents. Russell leverages a certain amount of compassion in his voice as he treads on very sensitive subject matter.”Daniel Shortell wrote this review Saturday, May 28, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Worth reading, but Bertie was a bitter man”DanDaley wrote this review Thursday, February 3, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is his view. A humanistic approach. ”Edge Z wrote this review Monday, October 18, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“An easy to read series of essays and letters from Bertrand Russel about numerous subjects from morality to religion.”T. Fulton wrote this review Friday, August 13, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No