I agree with most of what Russell said, but it is also true that clergy in Britain were strongly abolitionists--See Thomas Clarkson, for example, and in this country The Reverend Martin Luther King. Just to name two. There were, of course, those in the clergy who defended slavery because it is sanctioned in the Bible, but not all clergy did so, and many worked for the Civil Rights movement. Otherwise, I'm on board with with Russell, having read "Why I Am Not A Christian" many years ago. Also, there's a funny quote, I don't know who said it: "Only three people understand the General Theory of Relativity: Albert Einstein, Bertrand Russell, and God. LOL!
Shaw named some good caveats.
Caveats that all reasoned and tolerant non believers have likely so noted.
No, I wasn't arguing with Shaw :)Though I will always take exception to calling those with different beliefs (not a lack of such) "non-believers"
Up, down, bottom, top, charm, and strange ... James Joyce had it wrong. There are actually six quarks for Muster Mark depending upon how you spin it.
harumph!!!! I understand the theory of realtivity perfectly well!!!! My realtives are nice and intelligent.......the Ex's realtive are stupid and abrasive.
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