This is a famous but very controversial piece by Bertrand Russell. It was a lecture delivered in 1927 at National Secular Society, London. Later in 1957 it was part of a book with the same title and reached international fame. He examines one by one several highly regarded arguments for the existence (or necessity) of God. His main point however is the possibility of morality based on another principle than God. It is quite a challenging reading and one we must all face, regardless of our belief or lack of it, thereof. Enjoy!
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Good but dated
A lot of these arguments are against outdated theses, but those which do strike a chord with the reader are concise and well said. I wish some of these were more clearly fleshed out, or depended less on, "trust me, this part is in the Bible."
Every educated, self-respecting person should read this!
Ahead of his time
Clever, concise and to the point, so typical of Russell's style. This is a remarkable work especially considering the times when he delivered this lecture. Just as powerful today.