Bertrand Russell Quotes 366
As a philosopher, if I were speaking to a purely philosophic audience I should say that I ought to describe myself as an Agnostic, because I do not think that there is a conclusive argument by which one prove that there is not a God. On the other hand, if I am to convey the right impression to the ordinary man in the street I think that I ought to say that I am an Atheist, because, when I say that I cannot prove that there is not a God, I ought to add equally that I cannot prove that there are not the Homeric gods.
Source: Am I An Atheist Or An Agnostic? (1947)[, "Proof of God" Reprented in: Bertrand Russell on God and Religion, ed. by Al Seckel.(Buffalo, New York; Prometheus Books, 1986. 350 p.)
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