Sorry, spiritual truth is beyond comprehension [cut]
who1: firstname.lastname@example.org (Loren I. Petrich)
Who3: email@example.com (Jon Livesey)
>??> Even Einstein, who was smarter than you, had a deep and
>??> abiding faith in the creator.
The author of the above statement shows as much intellectual acumen
as a raw oyster. In many areas I am "smarter" than Einstein. I just
cannot add two numbers together :-) but that doesn't mean his
intellect is superior in ALL AREAS.
LP> Yet another person who has not studied Einstein's beliefs in
LP> any detail. By traditional Christian standards, he was
LP> essentially an atheist, his "God" not the God of traditional
LP> Christianity. Read his _Ideas and Opinions_, for example.
If one wishes to force him into a box, Einstein appears to be AT
MOST a Deist. His contempt for religion was only exceeded by his
loathing for the military (any nation's) and the enslavement of
humanity that the military machine has accomplished. He may have
been at least a Pantheist (like myself), which qualifies as atheist.
"It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religous
convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated.
I do not believe in a personal god and I have never denied
this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me
which can be called religious then it is the unbounded
admiration for the structure of the world so far as our
science can reveal it." -- _Albert_Einstein:_The_Human_Side"
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field
of Truth and Knowledge is shipwreaked by the laughter of
the gods. --- _Einstein_Portrait_ 1953
Einstein put his non-belief very plainly:
I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I
consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no
superhuman authority behind it. --- _Einstein_Portrait_ 1953
In _The_World_as_I_see_It_, "Religion and Science," page 24,
Einstein comes right out and tells us why humans created God,
and he laments religion's role in persecuting men and women of
science. He said that the true concept of God is not made in
man's image, but found in science. This is why men like him are
considered Atheists [his capital "A"]--- Democritus, Francis of
Assisi, and Spinoza. He spoke with some vitrol on the Christian
concept of a God to be feared, and why "ethical" behavior based
upon this fear is NOT ethical, but behavior fit for a dog and
not a human.
[I think that Albert Einstein's concept of God equals Voltair's;
their writen works are in many ways similar. The wit is the same.]
For someone to say Einstein believed in God as Creator, is to be
grossly misinformed. --- David Rice
LP> /Loren Petrich, the Master Blaster