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August 7, 2011

Bertrand Russell's Firebird

The Russell Files, Episode 1

bertrand russellWhen I was a kid, my dad liked to watch “The Rockford Files.”

It will take a few posts to cover “The Bertrand Russell Case.” So, if you would like, you can imagine James Garner’s answering machine message and sweet Pontiac Firebird as these little essays come your way…

rockford files…Bertrand Russell styled himself a philosopher, a man of relentless reason and openness to truth. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950.

Half a century later, his essays read like mean-spirited hatchet jobs. He credits “religion” with only one contribution to history–standardizing the calendar. He dismisses Jesus Christ as a deluded and malicious crank–if He even existed at all.

Russell does not support his arguments with evidence, and many of his assertions are simply untrue.

« Interior Objectivity The Russell Files, Episode 2 » The Russell Files, Episode 1 August 9, 2009 by frmarkdwhite When I was a kid, my dad liked to watch “The Rockford Files.” It will take a few posts to cover “The Bertrand Russell Case.” So, if you would like, you can imagine James Garner’s answeri ...»See Ya