Friday, April 3, 2009

Einstein Quotes

There are a lot of really dishonest Christians out there who like to try to tell us atheists that our hero, whom we worship every day, Albert Einstein, believed in a god. They like to use mined quotations, in order to warp the meaning of what Einstein actually meant.

So here is a good website you can direct them to, a list of some Einstein quotes which will leave absolutely no doubt that the man did not believe in their ridiculous Christian god, or really any other god that is involved in the lives of humans.

6 comments:

Charles said...

Einstein clearly conceived as God in the sense of neutral monism - as the quotes point out, in the god of Spinoza - which is to say, he did not believe in a soul and he did not believe in a personal god and he did not believe in human religion. Still, that is not the same thing as atheism; Spinoza's philosophy (neutral monism) was seen as an alternative to atheism in its day.

Anonymous said...

"Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools" Romans 1:22

Admin said...

Wow Anonymous, that's a great line. Is it from a book? I wish somebody could teach me more about it!

Anonymous said...

You are an imbecile admin. Read the quotes in their entirety. These are quotes that prove that Einstein believed in a god, however did not believe that the god he believed in interfered with human free will.

"I cannot conceive of a personal God who would directly influence the actions of individuals, or would directly sit in judgment on creatures of his own creation. I cannot do this in spite of the fact that mechanistic causality has, to a certain extent, been placed in doubt by modern science. [He was speaking of Quantum Mechanics and the breaking down of determinism.] My religiosity consists in a humble admiration of the infinitely superior spirit that reveals itself in the little that we, with our weak and transitory understanding, can comprehend of reality. Morality is of the highest importance -- but for us, not for God." - Albert Einstein.

That's from the website you posted.

Next time use a little analysis before you post something like that.

Admin said...

Dude, did you even read to the end of my post? It was ridiculously short, so it's surprising you didn't get to this part:

"...a list of some Einstein quotes which will leave absolutely no doubt that the man did not believe in their ridiculous Christian god, or really any other god that is involved in the lives of humans."

Then here's what you wrote:

"These are quotes that prove that Einstein believed in a god, however did not believe that the god he believed in interfered with human free will."

Seems nearly the same. But if you're implying that Einstein believed in any of the gods described by people in their religions, you'd need to read more of the quotes and stop cherry-picking just the one you did.

So can you clarify your stance? Which god did Einstein believe in? What were the characteristics of this god?

Holyheretic said...

Einstein was "a deeply religious nonbeliever".
See my blog Einstein the atheist.
http://einsteintheatheist.blogspot.com/