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Einstein's "diatribe" against religion

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"The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still purely primitive, legends which are nevertheless pretty childish," Einstein writes.

 

 

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/12/05/us/einstein-god-letter-christies-auction-scli-intl/

Einstein is not wrong, even from a religious point of view. The word "God" does imply a humble and child-like faith on the part of humans, and a confession of human weakness to believe in the Omnipotent.

Einstein is not finding fault with the Bible. Certainly not when he calls it "honorable." And when he says "Bible" in German, I don't think he's finding fault with the New Testament or Christianity, either.

Just remember, Einstein was Jewish, and the German (or even English) word for "God" was consequently a little bit foreign to him, and there may be some awkwardness to the translation.

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