Why Bertrand Russell Was Not A Christian
Bertrand Russell was not only one of the greatest philosophers of
the 20th century, he was also one of the century's most prolific and
lucid writers. Since his famous essay explaining why he was not a Christian
continues to be read and to have influence, I have offered a short essay
interacting with it.
Answering Michael Martin's "Atheism,
Christian Theism, and Rape" (10 pages)
This essay attempts to answer an
essay by Michael Martin in which he defends atheism against the
charge of holding a subjective view of ethics. The specific issue of
the ethical debate was rape. According to Martin, the Bible condones
rape in certain cases and on the whole has a less than enlightened view
of sexual morality. This essay offers another look at Euthyphro's Dilemma
and an explanation of the Biblical passages that speak of rape.
The Harmony of Faith and Reason: Why Believe
the Bible? (1 page)
Modern men generally take faith and reason to apply to entirely different,
and perhaps even opposing, realms of knowledge. Reason operates, it
is thought, upon hard facts, whereas faith is thought to be a leap into
the unknown. In a series of essays (not yet complete), I attempt to
set forth a Biblical view of the relationship between faith and reason
that is fundamentally different from the one offered by modern men.