REFLECTIONS ON A DIFFERENT EINSTEIN

A “voice” from the grave below is a collection of statements by Albert Einstein.  Yes, Einstein. He may unwitting be the father of “Intellectual Design”; that is, before it was hijacked by modern-day “Institutionalists” – those who are taking a page from the Pharisees of old Jerusalem.  

I’ll bet you thought Einstein was a purebred atheist.  An even better bet is that you personally believe in what many call the God of our American Founding Fathers, which is thought to be a popular construction of the Christian God.  My reading of history says we should look again. Are you curious about the various constructions of God the US Founding Fathers believed in? Are you curious about Einstein’s evolving philosophies around God, community, and life in general?

The many faces of Albert Einstein

A plausible letter from Albert Einstein, although this one here is a composite construction by me using his life long collection of thoughts from Einstein over his writing career. He spoke, he wrote, and he evolved. He was quite the philosopher, not just a nuclear scientists.

The human mind is unable to conceive of the four dimensions, so how can it conceive of a God, before whom a thousand years and a thousand dimensions are as one?  [No matter] I want to know how God created this world.  I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element.  I want to know his thoughts. What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility.  This is a genuinely religious feeling that has nothing to do with mysticism [religion for the sake of religion].  Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind.  My God transcends a personal God avoiding dogma and theology and favoring the meaningful unity of the natural and the spiritual.  What separates me from most so-called atheists is a feeling of utter humility toward the unattainable secrets of the harmony of the cosmos.  In the view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God.  [Do remember] when the answer is simple, God is speaking.]


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