Source: The Washington Post
A letter in which Albert Einstein explicitly rejected God and religion will be auctioned in December for the second time since the famous physicist wrote it a year before his death.
Einstein wrote the letter to a Jewish philosopher in 1954, and it caused a sensation when it first went public at an auction sale in 2008 — complete with Einstein’s unambiguous declaration, “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 decades, people had been debating the theorist’s concept of religion, in large part because they kept misunderstanding it.
When Einstein was a child, Denis Brian wrote in his book “Einstein: A Life,” he was for a time so devoutly Jewish that he wrote “songs in praise of God, which he belted out as he walked to and from his high school.”