Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mr. Einstein was one...

Having read enough of Einstein's writings I know enough about him to identify with his brand of spirituality. Still over the decades many different and disparate groups have quote mined his work for phrases to support their particular agendas be they political, religious or scientific or some combination there of.

Recently, a letter written by Einstein went on the auction block in London. In this letter MR. Relativity leaves no doubt as to what his views are regarding the Bible:

The letter up for sale, written to philosopher Eric Gutkind in January 1954, suggests his views on religion did not mellow with age.

In it, Einstein said that "the word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish."

"For me," he added, "the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions."

Perhaps, now those of a theist bend will stop quote mining Mr. Einstein...?

I doubt it.



Anonymous said...

ooh Yes, I would stop quoting him if I ever did before. ;-)

I will quote Theodore Roosevelt though.... "A thorough knowledge of the bible is worth more than a college education" ;-)

I feel like quoting some sort of "fencing" phrase but I have no clue how to spell it. HA!!

Hey, everytime I see that Discovery Channel commercial I think of you. Sneaky sneaky!

SirRobert said...

Bran said:

"A thorough knowledge of the bible is worth more than a college education"

Robert says:

I must respectfully and whole-heartedly disagree! ;-)


Brandy said...

;-) I figured you would. HA! (seriously, I'm giggling right now)