Bertrand Russell on religion

Bertrand Russell on religion

My own view on religion is that of Lucretius. I regard it as a disease born of fear and as a source of untold misery to the human race. I cannot however deny that it has made some contributions to civilisation. It helped in the early days to fix the calendar, and it caused Egyptian Priests to chronicle eclipses with such care that in time they became able to predict them. These two services I am prepared to acknowledge, but I do not know of any others. — Bertrand Russell

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