He was born at Trelleck on 18th May, 1872. His parents were Viscount Amberley and Katherine, daughter of 2nd Baron Stanley of Alderley. At age three he was orphaned, got into trouble Saint Hubert with the military during World War II because of his pacifism, was criticized for his views Saint Hubert because he spent some time in the Soviet Union, was divorced more than once, and went from pillar to post lecturing in various universities.
His moral views were challenged by critics that resulted in legal action to stop him from lecturing at City College in New York.
Russell received prestigious rewards for his writings including being elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1908, and re-elected a fellow of Trinity College in 1944, the Sylvester medal of the Royal Society in 1934, the de Morgan medal of the London Mathematical Society in the same year, and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950.
The British philosopher, logician, and mathematician died 2 February 2, 1970.
Some Reasons Russell Was Not a Christian
1. He did not believe that the existence of God was provable by “Unaided Reason, First Cause, Natural Law, Design, Moral Arguments, or Remedy Injustice Arguments.”
2. He was doubtful that Christ ever existed, said some Saint Hubert of Christ’s philosophy is not original, he was not the greatest and wisest of all men, and his best philosophy is not followed by Christians because it is too difficult to live.
3. Christ didn’t come when he said he would. Early Christians assumed that Christ would come very soon and lived accordingly from day to day. He never came.
4. Christ taught there was hell and judgment which is too negative for man’s proper development.
5. I quote the great writer: You find as you Saint Hubert look around the world that every single bit of progress in humane feeling, every improvement in the criminal law, every step toward the diminution of war, every step toward better treatment of the colored races, or every mitigation of slavery, every moral progress that there has been in the world, has been consistently opposed by the organized churches of the world. I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.
6. I quote again: Religion is based, I think, primarily and mainly upon fear. It is partly the terror of the unknown and partly, as I have said, the wish to feel that you have a kind of elder brother who will stand by you in all your troubles and disputes. Fear is the basis of the whole thing-fear of the mysterious, fear of defeat, fear of death. Fear is the parent of cruelty, and therefore it is no wonder if cruelty and religion have gone hand in hand.