Who Wrote "Why I Am Not a Christian"?


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"Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects" was written by Bertrand Russell, a noted Welsh philosopher and social reform advocate, and was first published in 1927. The book addresses Russell’s personal views on religion’s place in society, which are widely regarded as atheist.

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The book evolved from a lecture Russell gave on March 6, 1927 at Battersea Town Hall, which then became a pamphlet; it finally become a book when he added a collection of essays. Russell clearly explains his opposition to Christian theology, and he questions religion’s role as a fundamental component in the moral compass.

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