“Einstein & Faith” – You’ve got to read this article April 30, 2007Posted by Georgete in Point of view.
Early April, I seeded a link on Newsvine to an article published by Time magazine about Einstein’s concept of God. I found it one of the most elucidative stories published about this scientist, his childhood (he was slow in learning how to talk) and his thoughts on religion.
What intrigued me most was the fact that he had rejected at first the concept of a personal God (who intercedes in the daily workings of the world), then he settled into a deism based on what he called the “spirit manifest in the laws of the universe” and a belief in a “God who reveals Himself in the harmony of all that exists.”
Once, during an interview, Einstein was asked if he believed in God. I simply LOVED his answer and the analogy he made. Check it out:
“I’m not an atheist. I don’t think I can call myself a pantheist. The problem involved is too vast for our limited minds. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn’t know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. We see the universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws but only dimly understand these laws.”
Whenever you have a chance, take a look at the article, available at Time/CNN website.