Did Albert Einstein believe in God?
Albert Einstein is on record as saying that he ceased to believe in God when he was twelve.
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On whether he considered himself religious: "Yes, you couldcall it that. Try and penetrate with our limited means the secretsof nature and you will find that, behind all the …discernible lawsand connections, there remains something subtle, intangible andinexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything we cancomprehend is my religion." On the nature of God : "That deeply emotional conviction of apresence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in theincomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God." On whether science leads to religion : "Every one who isseriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced thata spirit is manifest in the laws of nature--a spirit vastlysuperior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with ourmodest powers must feel humble. In this way the pursuit of scienceleads to a religious feeling of a special sort." On how religion motivates scientific inquiry : "The cosmicreligious feeling is the strongest and noblest motive forscientific research." On whether science and religion are at odds: "The situationmay be expressed by an image: science without religion is lame,religion without science is blind." On how he feels about atheist efforts to claim him as anally : "There are people who say there is no God, but what makesme really angry is that they quote me for support of such views." On how he regards atheists : "The fanatical atheists...arecreatures who cannot her the music of the spheres. I do not sharethe crusading spirit of the professional atheist. What separates mefrom most so-called atheists is a feeling of utter humility towardthe unattainable secrets of the harmony of the cosmos." Answer: Ayear before his death Einstein wrote (full letter at link): "The word God is for me nothing more than the expression andproduct of human weakness, the Bible a collection of honorable, butstill purely primitive, legends which are nevertheless prettychildish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me)change this." Answer: Albert Einstein had an interesting belief in God. In aletter written in 1954, he are his thoughts on the subject(courtesy of Wikipedia): ...] The word God is for me nothing more than the expression andproduct of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable,but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish.No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.These [...] interpretations are highly manifold according to theirnature and have almost nothing to do with the original text. For methe Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation ofthe most childish superstitions. And the Jewish people to whom Igladly belong and with whose mentality I have a deep affinity haveno different quality for me than all other people. As far as myexperience goes, they are also no better than other human groups,although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack ofpower. Otherwise I cannot see anything 'chosen' about them. Essentially, what Einstein was saying is that the word "God" ismeaningless, and silly because he believed in somewhat cosmicenergy that existed in nature, and because of this, the word "God"is basically saying that we are ruled over by someone because weare weaker. He believed the tales of the Bible, such as the worldbeing created in 7 days and the Tower of Babel, were honorablestories, but false, and the original texts of the Bible were meantto guide one on the path of morality. He also said that he is proudto be a Jew, but does not see them superior to any otherperson. To put it simply, yes, Einstein did believe in a "God", but not agod with a long white beard who lived in the cloud, but as auniversal energy that we are all apart of, like myself. By The wayI Think The Word God is meaningless Like Einstein Said.
He was born Jewish and raised Jewish. He believed in God, but he wasn't necessarily Jewish.
Much like any other human being, Albert Einstein believed many things about many subjects. If you wish to enquire into his beliefs, you should ask something more specific.
Yes, he studied Theology. My answer: I think this is not correct answer. After much reading his theology I found out that he did not believe in Christian God, or, in any p…ersonal God at all. Yes, he was a clargyman, but he preached his own version of Christianity - religion withoud Jesus as second person of Trinity, Jesus without miracles, ressurection.... His Christianity was ethics of Jesus and had nothing to do with official Christianity. To know more, just read his work.
Yes, he did.
I understand that he did not believe in God/Jesus even thought he was Jewish. I do not recall reading anything about is beliefs on evolution. Does someone have the answer to t…his question? Thanks
Einstein did believe in God.
yes and no not a personal but a god all mighty He believed in some kind of spirit which rules Universe, something like collection of natural laws, but he did not believe in …personal God who is interested in our lives
Einstein was essentially a Deist. He believed in a supreme intelligence of design behind the Universe, and on a question of subatomic physics, he once responded that "God does… not play dice with the universe" (though he was later proven wrong in that regard). On the "personal God" level, however, he was a nonbeliever.
Dr. Reynolds asked Einstein if he believed in ghosts. Einstein confessed he had never seen one, and added, "When twelve other persons have witnessed the same phenomenon at the… same time, then I might believe." From: Charlie Chaplin, My Autobiography , Simon and Schuster: New York, NY (1964), page 321:
I think the question would more correctly be posed as "why did the United States, decide to celebrate Pi Day on Albert Einstein's birthday?" Pi Day was started by Larry Sha…w in 1988. Einstein was born in 1879 and died in 1955. (He was already dead when Pi day came into existence, so there is no way he could have been born on Pi day.) See the related links below for additional information.
Einstein initially believe in a steady state view of the universe and later supported cosmologies based on oscillation. He found the Big Bang theory to be philosophically unsa…tisfying.
No, Albert Einstein was a professed atheist until the day he died.
Yes, he had a belief in a god.
No. He believed in one god similar to the concept of god in Deism,where that god created the universe to operate according to certainfully deterministic rules that humans woul…d be able to determine byexperiment and logic, then that god stepped out of the universenever to interact with it or the creatures within it again.