Why did Bertrand Russell , a mathematician, philosopher and self-identified atheist have such positive words for the path of Sikhism? "If some lucky men survive the onslaught of the third world war of atomic and hydrogen bombs, then the Sikh religion will be the only means of guiding them.' When asked, isn’t this religion capable of guiding mankind before the third world war? He said, ‘Yes it has the capability, but the Sikhs haven’t brought out in the broad daylight the splendid doctrines of this religion, which has come into existence for the benefit of the entire mankind. This is their greatest sin and the Sikhs cannot be freed of it." Bertrand Russell (Philosopher, Mathematician 1872-1970) Some thoughts from the blog of Gupt Singhni in the UK at Sikhi Thoughts: Back to Basics Half of us don't follow the 'splendid doctrines of this religion'. How can this dude expect us to teach others about it?? We spend so much time worrying about tiny details in reht (conduct), pro vs anti-khalistan, jatha v jatha (groups/sects within Sikhi) that we've forgotten the basics of Sikhi: Truth, Contentment, Humility, Love, Honest earning (Kirat Karna), Seva (selfless service) Vand ke Shakna (Sharing), Reading Gurbani and most importantly Naam Japna (contemplation on the Divine Name). What are your thoughts?