Bertrand Russell Front

1959 and a View of Religion

Betrand Russell
Betrand Russell
In which the glorious Betrand Russell gives his views on the validity or otherwise of Christian belief.

The, even then, old philosopher has a twinkle in his eye as he answers questions on why he isn’t a Christian. Using an onslaught of what is apparently logic and rational thought he leads the interviewer through his reasoning in a few minutes.

Watch the end, however, to see how is also quite capable of pulling a ‘fact’ or statistic out of the air with no basis in actual empirical evidence. He’s almost smiling when he does it.

Of course, as I report this I remember BR’s quote:

“A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.”

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