Russell: Religion

„Religion is based, I think, primarily and mainly upon fear. It is partly the terror of the unknown and partly, as I have said, the wish to feel that you have a kind of elder brother who will stand by you in all your troubles and disputes. Fear is the basis of the whole thing — fear of the mysterious, fear of defeat, fear of death.“ (p.34) #Russell #Religion

Russell, Bertrand, Why I Am Not a Christian: Rationalist Press Association Limited 1927.