128079

BRACERS Record Detail

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Collection code 
RA1
Class no. 
750
Document no. 
.00000001
Box no. 
11.16
Source if not BR 
Recipient(s) 
Adelaide University Agnostics Society
Buny, P.
Sender(s) 
BR
Date 
1963/07/29
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
ALD
Pieces 
1
BR's address code (if sender) 
PP
Notes, topics or text 

BR comments on the article "An Agnostic in Doubt" by Allan Dawson. "I am very much amused by the Editor's headline as I had always supposed that being in doubt was the definition of an agnostic. The argument that agnosticism offers us a less cheerful picture of the universe than is offered by those who think that their friends go to Heaven and their enemies go to Hell is totally irrelevant. The belief that one should accept whatever view pleases one's prejudices, even if there is no evidence in favour of such a view, leads, inevitably, to persecution, censorship and obscurantist dogmatism.... It is dogmatism that is the enemy, not this or that dogma."

Filed 
Published 
Russell letter no. 
Permission 
Everyone
Thread 
Reel no. 
Frame no. 
Record no. 
128079
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Record last modified 2015/10/21
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