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Sorry, spiritual truth is beyond comprehension [cut] who1: lip@s1.gov (Loren I. Petrich) ID1: <20vm2b$92k@s1.gov> ID2: Who2: joel%jregen.austin.ibm.com@ibmpa.awdpa.ibm.com ID3: <20t1vi$2tp@fido.asd.sgi.com> Who3: livesey@solntze.wpd.sgi.com (Jon Livesey) >??> Even Einstein, who was smarter than you, had a deep and >??> abiding faith in the creator. The author of the above statement shows as much intellectual acumen as a raw oyster. In many areas I am "smarter" than Einstein. I just cannot add two numbers together :-) but that doesn't mean his intellect is superior in ALL AREAS. LP> Yet another person who has not studied Einstein's beliefs in LP> any detail. By traditional Christian standards, he was LP> essentially an atheist, his "God" not the God of traditional LP> Christianity. Read his _Ideas and Opinions_, for example. If one wishes to force him into a box, Einstein appears to be AT MOST a Deist. His contempt for religion was only exceeded by his loathing for the military (any nation's) and the enslavement of humanity that the military machine has accomplished. He may have been at least a Pantheist (like myself), which qualifies as atheist. "It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religous convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal god and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it." -- _Albert_Einstein:_The_Human_Side" Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field of Truth and Knowledge is shipwreaked by the laughter of the gods. --- _Einstein_Portrait_ 1953 Einstein put his non-belief very plainly: I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it. --- _Einstein_Portrait_ 1953 In _The_World_as_I_see_It_, "Religion and Science," page 24, Einstein comes right out and tells us why humans created God, and he laments religion's role in persecuting men and women of science. He said that the true concept of God is not made in man's image, but found in science. This is why men like him are considered Atheists [his capital "A"]--- Democritus, Francis of Assisi, and Spinoza. He spoke with some vitrol on the Christian concept of a God to be feared, and why "ethical" behavior based upon this fear is NOT ethical, but behavior fit for a dog and not a human. [I think that Albert Einstein's concept of God equals Voltair's; their writen works are in many ways similar. The wit is the same.] For someone to say Einstein believed in God as Creator, is to be grossly misinformed. --- David Rice LP> /Loren Petrich, the Master Blaster LP> /lip@s1.gov

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