The following quote is attributed to Bertrand Russell:
Unless you assume a God, the question of life’s purpose is meaningless.
The reference for the quote is:
Bertrand Russell, quoted in Rick Warren, The Purpose-Driven Life (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002), p. 17. It can also be found in the book The Meaning of Life by philosopher Hugh S. Moorhead.
Since the reference wasn't more specific it make me wonder how authentic it is. I checked a couple sources on Internet Archive using "God" as the keyword without finding it:
- The Selected Papers of Bertrand Russell, The Modern Library, 1927.
- The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell 1914-1944
Is there a source for the quote?
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