[lit-ideas] Re: Book

  • From: "Veronica Caley" <molleo1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 20:16:48 -0500

Thanks Robert.  I had read 'Why I Am Not A Christian' in my twenties.  But by 
that time I had come to the same conclusion via a different route.  That saying 
about there being no atheist in fox holes is not true.  I worked with one of 
them.  My route was bomb shelter and ethical thoughts.  But I read some quotes 
by Russell today and he seems to me as thoughtful as he was when I first came 
across him.

I think my problem with the 'Why I Am Not a Muslim' author is that I  know why 
he needs to keep his identity hidden.  But then he could be a non-Muslim trying 
to do a number on a religion he doesn't like.  In any case, I am finding this 
book very interesting and thought provoking.  I would not like to debate him on 
what he says.  I would lose.

Veronica Caley

Milford, MI
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Robert Paul 
  To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2010 11:43 PM
  Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Book

   Veronica Caley wrote

    Has anyone read a book called, "Why I Am Not a Muslim"?

    It is written by a man who says he was born and raised Muslim.  But it's a 
pen name, I think due to fear of harm over what he is writing.  He certainly 
knows Muslim history and literature.  If anyone else has read it, I would like 
to know what you think of it.

  I haven't read it, Veronica, but you can read Bertrand Russell's 'Why I am 
not a Christian,' right here at


  I expect Russell didn't mean that he wouldn't be a Christian as opposed to 
being a Muslim. 

  Robert Paul

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