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"If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way."

- Bertrand Russell


But Russell was a devout atheist. An atheist's atheist. So his logic is death bent. "All there is, is what here is!" could be a quote from Bertrand Russell that he would agree with.



 
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I believe Bradbury once had a meeting with Bertrand Russell. That's a conversation I would like to have heard.

PS: It's good to know that Mr Knox has the intellect to second guess one of the greatest philosophers in the history of western civilisation.


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But Russell was a devout atheist.

So? This is the Quote of the Day thread, not the Religion 101 thread.

philnic: you're a funny man.


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Originally posted by philnic:
I believe Bradbury once had a meeting with Bertrand Russell. That's a conversation I would like to have heard.

PS: It's good to know that Mr Knox has the intellect to second guess one of the greatest philosophers in the history of western civilisation.


Philnic! You're a good guy and I love your website. A dedicated Bradburian archivist for sure.

But I am not second guessing one of the greatest philosophers in the history of western civilization. He expressed his atheism and knew it well. If he could only understand the event of the creator of everything embodying himself into a human form. Christianity is a rescue story. You cannot intellectualize it or philosophize it. It's all about taking on the mind of Christ so you, thru frail mortal means, begin to see the waves of a shore so far away that compassion for your fellow man becomes a distinct experience apart from anything you could muster. Russell never experienced that. If he did, where did he talk about it? Not a line. How could you call that second-guessing?

And now for a quote:

A QUOTE from MARX~

"Whatever it is, I'm against it"

from Horsefeathers, (1932)



 
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Philnic! You're a good guy and I love your website. A dedicated Bradburian archivist for sure.

Isn't he though?

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It's all about taking on the mind of Christ...

Mr Knox, I stand with you on this and on belief in God, and I always will. We may have different methodology, but we're together on this.

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A QUOTE from MARX~

"Whatever it is, I'm against it"

from Horsefeathers, (1932)

You're a funny man! And so was Marx.


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"Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power."

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"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

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"God develops the fruit of the Spirit in your life by allowing you to experience circumstances in which you're tempted to express the exact opposite quality. Character development always involves a choice, and temptation provides that opportunity."

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