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Einstein on the bible

1Devilsadvocate
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6/30/2013 3:58:43 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
No, this is not a proof/evidence to the divinity of the bible, (so chill). It's an interesting quote from Einstien on the bible, which I just came across, & with which I strongly identify.

"is a great source of wisdom and consolation and should be read frequently,"

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"The fanatical atheists are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures who " in their grudge against traditional religion as the 'opium of the masses' " cannot hear the music of the spheres."
- Albert Einstein
I cannot write in English, because of the treacherous spelling. When I am reading, I only hear it and am unable to remember what the written word looks like."
"Albert Einstein

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bladerunner060
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6/30/2013 4:12:04 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
A more complete version of that quote is:

"I was barked at by numerous dogs who are earning their food guarding ignorance and superstition for the benefit of those who profit from it. Then there are the fanatical atheists whose intolerance is of the same kind as the intolerance of the religious fanatics and comes from the same source. They are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures who"in their grudge against the traditional "opium of the people""cannot bear the music of the spheres. The Wonder of nature does not become smaller because one cannot measure it by the standards of human moral and human aims."

Einstein was cool. But, he got stuck in his ideas, and refused to believe in quantum physics even as it became more and more obvious that indeterminism as true as can be determined. He famously claimed that such a thing was impossible.

Here, and elsewhere, he decried bigots and those whose hatred of religion makes them incapable of seeing the wonder of the universe. But he was equally bothered by the ignorance and superstition of the theist. His biggest problem with Freethinkers was a lack of appreciation for the harmony of the universe.
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benevolent
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6/30/2013 5:00:26 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Einstein's refusing to believe in quantum physics wasn't that bad. The dude thought he'd finally found a bit of sense, or conformity to the world; who wouldn't be disinclined to give that up?

And then his speaking out against preaching went completely out the window when he took to America with a Socialist agenda. Many of us pass through the absurd before realizing that "No; this is not how the world should be."