An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish: A Hilarious Catalogue of Organized and Individual Stupidity. Front Cover. Bertrand Russell. Haldeman-Julius publications . An Outline of Intellectual Rubbishby Bertrand Russell Man is a rational animal: so at least I have been told. Throughout a long life, I h. The Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell. ByBertrand Russell. FULL ACCESS AN OUTLINE OF INTELLECTUAL RUBBISH. Pages
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An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish
This is one of my favourite Russel essays and in it, many an argument rubbiish religion can be found, or rather against intellectual rubbish.
Read it, be enlightened. It may seem a trite long, but it puts forward many of the main objections I feel are put up here in a way that is utterly human and good.
I feel many, both atheistic and theistic, would benefit from reading it. Discussion of the ideas and arguments in the essay is ofcourse encouraged. This piece got me into all of his work, its amazing. Such a great read This one’s for Arouet: But that only proves how sunk I am in moral depravity.
We are told rubbieh evolution has been guided by one great Purpose: At last, ruwsell the fullness of time, He produced Man, including such specimens as Nero and Caligula, Hitler and Mussolini, whose transcendent glory justified the long painful process. When the emotion is peculiar to an individual, he is considered more or less mad if he gives credence to such myths as he has invented.
But when an emotion is collective, as in russelll, there is no one to correct the myths that naturally arise. Consequently in all times of great collective excitement unfounded rumors obtain wide credence. In September,almost everybody in England believed that Russian troops had passed through England on the way to the Western Front. Everybody knew someone who had seen them, though o one had seen them himself. This myth-making faculty is often allied with cruelty. Ever since the middle ages, the Jews russekl been accused of practising ritual murder.
There is not an iota of evidence for this accusation, and no sane person who has examined it believes it.
I have met white Russians who were convinced of its truth, and among many Nazis it is accepted without question. Such myths give an excuse for intellectuak infliction of berfrand, and the unfounded belief in them is evidence of the unconscious desire to find some victim to persecute. There was, until the end of the eighteenth century, a theory that insanity is due to possession by devils.
It was inferred that any pain suffered by the patient is also suffered by the devils, so that the best cure is to out,ine the patient suffer so much that the devils will decide to abandon him. The insane, in accordance with this theory, were savagely beaten.
It is a curious and painful fact that almost all the completely futile treatments that have been believed in during the long history of medical folly have been such as caused acute suffering to the patient.
When anaesthetics were discovered, pious people considered them an attempt to evade the will of God.
An outline of intellectual rubbish : a hilarious catalogue of organized and individual stupidity
It was pointed out, however, that when God extracted Adam’s rib He put him into a deep sleep. This proved that anaesthetics are all right for men; women, however, ought to suffer, because of the curse of Eve. In the West votes for women proved this doctrine mistaken, rubbksh in Japan, to this day, women in childbirth are not allowed any alleviation through anaesthetics. As the Japanese do not believe inGenesis, this piece of sadism must have some other justification.
She announced to her numerous followers that she possessed the power of walking on water, and that brrtrand proposed to do so at 11 o’clock on a certain morning. At russll stated time, the faithful assembled in their thousands beside the lake.
She spoke to them, saying: He may have been brilliant in math and secular logic but he wasn’t much better than Dawkins on religion.
Of course you’re right and he’s wrong, but just stating that is not so interesting since we already knew that obv.
Originally Posted by NotReady. Originally Posted by Vael. So out of all his works, “Why I am not a Christian” is the one where the logic is ridiculous.
Now, maybe that is true – but given the context of this forum I think that statement is best backed with examples. If not I fear there is no way of knowing if it is the bias talking or the actual logic that is commented upon. Originally Posted by Eddi. This one’s so funny it’s indescribable. Originally Posted by Original Position. I actually agree with Not Ready.
I don’t think it is objectionably bad or dishonest, but it is based on a lecture given to a bunch of atheists, and so makes many assumptions about what they think is reasonable that are not accurate of theists. In my view, J. Mackie’s The Miracle of Theism is the gold standard of atheist books on the philosophical proofs for and against the existence of God and I kind of wish Russell’s book wasn’t so prominent. That being said, it has been many years since I’ve read it and perhaps if I looked at it today my view would be different.
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