Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Bertrand Russell

All the ado about "The Passion of the Christ" called to mind an oft-overlooked Russell essay, Why I Am Not A Christian.

Someone recently asked me if I knew of any Biblical inconsistencies. This essay is a good place to start.

I was happy to rediscover this little gem of advice:

"We want to stand upon our own feet and look fair and square at the world -- its good facts, its bad facts, its beauties, and its ugliness; see the world as it is and be not afraid of it. Conquer the world by intelligence and not merely by being slavishly subdued by the terror that comes from it. "

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