Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell wrongly thought that Jesus was unwise, cruel, unmerciful, and inhumane. Russell wrongly rejected Hell. [1] He denied miracles [2] and immortality [3]. Russell thought Buddhism [4] is the best religion, but this is not the case. His hard-core agnosticism was self-defeating. He mistakenly thought that all religions are based on fear. His view of sin was inconsistent. Although Russell did not believe in the historicity of Jesus [5], Russell said that if He did exist His authority [6] and teachings should be rejected; Russell did this out of moral outrage. His question "Who made God?" is silly and based on a misstatement of the principle of causality. [7] Russell ignores Christ's sinlessness. Jesus was kind, not unkind, in warning people about Hell. Jesus was not vindictive [Luke 23:34; Matthew 5:39, 44]. Russell mistakenly assumed that Christ said He would return within the lifetime of His disciples.

[1] a. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/01/it-is-hard-to-find-atheist-who-did-not.html
b. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/02/only-eternal-punishment-will-suffice.html
[2] a. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/01/secular-humanism-must-be-abandoned-by.html
b. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/01/new-testament-authors-did-not-invent.html
c. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/01/holtz-says-that-extra-scriptural.html
[3] http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/02/weak-and-fallacious-arguments-for.html
[4] http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/02/buddhism-is-false.html
[5] a. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/01/biblioskeptics-cite-true-doctrine.html
b. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/01/holtz-says-that-extra-scriptural.html
[6] a. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/01/one-objection-to-christianity-is-jesus.html
b. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/01/christianity-is-one-true-religion.html
[7] http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/01/here-is-sound-argument-for-existence.html