Why I am not a Christian: and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects (Routledge Classics) (2nd Edition)

October 31, 2020
Why I am not a Christian: and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects (Routledge Classics) (2nd Edition)

While its tone is playful and frivolous, this book poses toughquestions over the nature of religion and belief.Religion provides comfortable responses to the questions thathave always beset humankind - why are we here, what is the point ofbeing alive, how ought we to behave? Russell snatches that comfortaway, leaving us instead with other, more troublesome alternatives:responsibility, autonomy, self-awareness. He tells us that the timeto live is now, the place to live is here, and the way to be happyis to ensure others are happy.