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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bertrand Russell was inconsistent, spiteful,

and one of our greatest guides to the terrifying consolations of human life, says his biographer Alan Ryan in a new introduction to Russell's What I Believe.
There are two sorts of atheist – Russell called himself an agnostic to indicate that it was not impossible that there should be some sort of God, but he was perfectly certain that God did not exist, and atheist seems more apt. The position of the first sort of atheist is sometimes paraphrased as “there is no God, and I hate him...”
-New Humanist/The Rationalist Association 


Also of note: "Wrong in the Right Way," on Ronald Dworkin's Religion Without God

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