This free e-book is an attempt to answer Bertrand Russell's article : "Why I Am Not A Christian"
This is the second book in the "Answering Atheism And Agnosticism" Series. The first book of the series: "Answering Hume" was published in 2010. In this book, the author attempts to answer Bertrand Russell's article: "Why I Am Not A Christian"
Wael El-Manzalawy is an Egyptian writer. He was born in 1973. He graduated from the English Department in the Faculty of Arts and has a Diploma from the Faculty of Education. He also graduated from an institute for preparing Islamic scholars. He writes articles and short stories in Arabic and English. His articles and short stories were published at many newspapers, magazines and websites.
Everything we see in this world has a cause, and as you go back in the chain of causes further and further you must come to a First Cause, and to that First Cause you give the name of God.
Russell’s Opinions: Russell quotes from John Stuart Mill’s Autobiography: “My father taught me that the question, Who made me? Cannot be answered, since it immediately suggests the further question, Who made God?
Russell says: “If everything must have a cause, then God must have a cause. If there can be anything without a cause, it may just as well be the world as God”
Russell says: “There is no reason to suppose that the world had a beginning at all.”
Answer: To make it clear, the creature has a distinctive characteristic: the creature has a beginning i.e. the point at which it was created. Let’s ask the following question: “Do you believe that the Earth, sky, mountains ……..etc. have no beginning?” If you say: “Yes”, you believe that the Earth, sky and mountains are not creatures. So, they are gods. But they have many defects. So, they are not gods because gods should be perfect. If you say: “No”, you believe that they are creatures. A creature needs a Creator to create it. The Creator is the God.