Science and Religion by Albert Einstein

This article appears in Einstein’s Ideas and Opinions, pp.41 – 49. The first section is taken from an address at Princeton Theological Seminary, May 19, 1939. It was published in Out of My Later Years, New York: Philosophical Library, 1950. The second section is from Science, Philosophy and Religion, A Symposium, published by the Conference on Science, Philosophy and Religion in Their Relation to the Democratic Way of Life, Inc., New York, 1941.


Einstein used many labels to describe his religious views, including agnostic, religious nonbeliever, and a pantheistic believer in Spinoza’s God. Einstein believed the problem of God was the “most difficult in the world”—a question that could not be answered “simply with yes or no.” He conceded that, “the problem involved is too vast for our limited minds.” -Wiki

I agree. Our minds are not meant to fathom what God is.

The following will be no easy read for the thinking person.

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Religion and Science

The following is a excellent read for the Christian, atheist, or agnostic. Enjoy.
-James


Einstein used many labels to describe his religious views, including agnostic, religious nonbeliever, and a pantheistic believer in Spinoza’s God. Einstein believed the problem of God was the “most difficult in the world”—a question that could not be answered “simply with yes or no.” He conceded that, “the problem involved is too vast for our limited minds.”


The following article by Albert Einstein appeared in the New York Times Magazine on November 9, 1930 pp 1-4. It has been reprinted in Ideas and Opinions, Crown Publishers, Inc. 1954, pp 36 – 40. It also appears in Einstein’s book The World as I See It, Philosophical Library, New York, 1949, pp. 24 – 28.

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Women in the Bible

In the bible, violence against women is more tolerable than violence against men.

In both Gen 19 and Judg 19, a not so gracious host volunteers to sacrifice the women of the house by throwing them out to a mob in order to protect a male visitor. A readiness to sacrifice women has been noted.

Passages such as Hos 2 and Ezek 16 give divine sanction to violence against women when they personify Israel and Judah as adulterous women, whom God will punish.

The kidnapping of women to provide wives for the decimated tribe of Benjamin.

In short, the bible treats females as third rate trash…

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