Einstein’s letter belittling God and religion will be auctioned for $1 million or more

IE5K4KWHDUI6RHAPF75PNVBCVISource: 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.”

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