Did Einstein believe in God?

already exists.

Would you like to merge this question into it?

already exists as an alternate of this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

exists and is an alternate of .

Albert Einstein is on record as saying that he did not believe in a personal God. He said: "It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious 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."

Einstein also said: "I am a deeply religious nonbeliever. This is a somewhat new kind of religion. I have never imputed to Nature a purpose or a goal, or anything that could be understood as anthropomorphic. What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility. This is a genuinely religious feeling that has nothing to do with mysticism. The idea of a personal God is quite alien to me and seems even naive."

Einstein saw theistic religion as a man-made fiction. In a letter written in 1954, he said (translated from the original German): “The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still purely primitive, legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation, no matter how subtle, can change this for me."
On whether he considered himself religious: "Yes, you could call it that. Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible laws and connections, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything we can comprehend is my religion."

On the nature of God: "That deeply emotional conviction of a presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God."

On whether science leads to religion: "Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of nature--a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble. In this way the pursuit of science leads to a religious feeling of a special sort."
On how religion motivates scientific inquiry: "The cosmic religious feeling is the strongest and noblest motive for scientific research."
On whether science and religion are at odds: "The situation may 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 an ally: "There are people who say there is no God, but what makes me really angry is that they quote me for support of such views."
On how he regards atheists: "The fanatical atheists...are creatures who cannot her the music of the spheres. I do not share the crusading spirit of the professional atheist. What separates me from most so-called atheists is a feeling of utter humility toward the unattainable secrets of the harmony of the cosmos." Answer: A year before his death Einstein wrote (full letter at link):
"The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still purely primitive, legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this."

Answer: Albert Einstein had an interesting belief in God. In a letter written in 1954, he are his thoughts on the subject (courtesy of Wikipedia):
...] The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product 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 their nature and have almost nothing to do with the original text. For me the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions. And the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong and with whose mentality I have a deep affinity have no different quality for me than all other people. As far as my experience goes, they are also no better than other human groups, although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power. Otherwise I cannot see anything 'chosen' about them.

Essentially, what Einstein was saying is that the word "God" is meaningless, and silly because he believed in somewhat cosmic energy that existed in nature, and because of this, the word "God" is basically saying that we are ruled over by someone because we are weaker. He believed the tales of the Bible, such as the world being created in 7 days and the Tower of Babel, were honorable stories, but false, and the original texts of the Bible were meant to guide one on the path of morality. He also said that he is proud to be a Jew, but does not see them superior to any other person.

To put it simply, yes, Einstein did believe in a "God", but not a god with a long white beard who lived in the cloud, but as a universal energy that we are all apart of, like myself. By The way I Think The Word God is meaningless Like Einstein Said.
30 people found this useful

How do you believe in God?

How do you Not? Have you seen some of the Natural wonders of theWorld? How do you explain it? The "Big Bang Theory"? How did the"Big Bang" happen? I say God created and made it all happen. You just have to know and trust. Read the bible regularly. Itreally helped me. I was doubting that there was ( Full Answer )

Do you believe in God?

Yes I do. To think we were just plunked down here out of thestar lit sky when there were two moons in the sky is stretching it!Look around at the miracles you see every day, but most of us takeit for granted. There is something within each human (even thosethat deny) that has God in them (or a Supre ( Full Answer )

If there is no God why believe?

Some opinions from contributors . God is the creator of the world. If you don't believe you'll go to hell when you die. . You must believe There is most certainly a GOD !!!!! Most people believe so, but it is impossible to prove either way.

Why do you believe in a god?

They belief in him because people are afriad of dieing and by believing in him the fear is gone. Also it makes stuff easy to explane. They also belife becasue they need ansewers becasue they can't just accept that there isn't ansewered like does space end? If it does end whats after that? But wonder ( Full Answer )

What did the gods believe in?

There is only one God and he believes in you and wants very much for you to believe in him.

Why do you believe in God?

Because it's comforting and brings hope to a hopeless situation. Because he is our creator and the savor.

Who believes in God?

Absulutley ANYONE can believe in God or Jesus Christ the son of God. It is up to thy person to believe what has been done. Christians, Mormons and catholics can all belive in God or anyone else for that matter. Well lots of people believe in "God".

What you believe about god?

I believe that there is one God- the Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. God loves us, in fact so much, that he gave his only son to die and then rise for us, that all who believe may be saved. However, those who do not believe in the Triune God are certainly condemmed to hell. . Please alway ( Full Answer )

Who believes in god but does not believe in religion?

People who recognize both the possiblility of a higher power bring life into exisence, and also that man is flawed enough to take advantage of other peoples beliefs to raise themselves to positions of power often believe in God, and seldom in religion.

Do you believe we have a God?

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. ( Full Answer )

Do you have to believe in god?

Those who do believe in God also believe that we were created with free will to either believe in God or not. Humanity is not forced to accept God's existence.

Do you believe in God Why or why not?

yes because he created everything and he sent his son to die for us and gave him life again so now if we love him trust him and believe him you wil go to heaven No. because there is concrete facts and evidence of science and astronomy that say otherwise. I am an atheist. If you do believe god ca ( Full Answer )

Are there reasons for believing or not believing in God?

Opinions from our Contributors: . Because there are many different religions and not everyreligion follows God. . People do not believe in a god for many reasons. Often it is asthe result of a long period of examination of existing "proofs",discussions and study. . They have studied religi ( Full Answer )

What do they believe about their god?

Christians believe that God is a powerful, loving, all seeing god. He loves the world so much, that He was willing to send His only son to die a painful horrible death so that we would beable to spend eternity with God. God is so Holly, so perfect, that he can not look at sin. The penalty for sin ( Full Answer )

Was god a believer?

I will assume that by "god" it is meant Jesus Christ.. First, was Jesus Christ capable of belief? Did he know all? The bible gives evidence to his mortality and the limits there of:. "And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man." Luke 2:52. The fact that Jesus "incre ( Full Answer )

Did Einstein believe in aliens?

That's a good question. I can't find any direct statements about whether he did or not, but I did find a reference to him favoring visual communication over the radio-based SETI communication that we currently have (in the 1920s, and apparently back then it wasn't possible to focus radio transmitte ( Full Answer )

Why are you believing god?

we believe God because God creates us.. all universe is created by God...so it's a real proof

How can you believe God?

It's not always something you have been brought up with. It is your own choice. To believe in God is to believe that you have a purpose that you are loved and cared for that once you die here on earth you don't just disappear. Not necessarily an after life like Egyptians believe but one with no hate ( Full Answer )

Who is God and what you believe about him?

God is the creator and he sent his son to die on the cross for the rath of God he will send a rath above evil i blive from revalation that his last remake of the world is not far away he will keep the christains safe Answer: God is a made up figure created by early humans to answer the question ( Full Answer )

Why was Einstein the god of science?

He is arguably the "god of science" but I believe the reason why is because he discovered that the speed of light is constant, he pictured space in a single space-time fabric, he discovered the photoelectric effect, that energy and mass are the same thing just in a different form and much more.

What did Albert Einstein believe?

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.

How do you believe God?

Learn how to listen. I'm sure He always wanted all human beings to believe in Him. Just open your heart, you'll see.

Why to believe god?

Because we don't know everything and people like to have someone or something to help them explain their existences, purposes, unexplained events, ects. God is a perfect concept to help guide people through their lives. The concept of God or Gods varies by regions, religions, people, and even with ( Full Answer )

What if you do not believe in God?

It is entirely your choice whether to believe in the existence of a supernatural entity that started creation (God), or attribute it to a random, unexplained and unfathomable event.. You should be aware though, should God indeed exists, and depending which religion is ultimately the correct one, y ( Full Answer )

Do you believe that there is God?

No I don't; god is just a theory to explain the unknown. I am also a skeptic. However, there are lots of religious people who participate in this site. Religious issues are always debatable.

Did Albert Einstein believe in evolution?

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 this question? Thanks

If you believe in god do you believe in dinosaurs?

You don't have to "believe" in dinosaurs. There is evidence of their existence in the fossil record, unlike god. You can believe in god and deny that dinosaurs existed by citing the Genesis story in the bible, but the evidence for their existence is compelling. You can believe in god and in dinosaur ( Full Answer )

Did Einstein beleave in god?

He didn't believe in a God of miracles, but he did believe in a God of order. Here are two videos. The first is more about Albert's personal beliefs. The second is more about physicists' general opinion on God. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iXKIf2XOfA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi6yPJvCFU0

Does God believe in you?

yes ******************** I believe that this should be a two part question. 1. Does God Know me and 2. Does God believe in me. To answer the first, God knows me because He created me as His spirit child. He also knew how I used the intelligence which was available to me while in that spirit st ( Full Answer )

Do you have to believe in miracles to believe in God?

No, you do not have to believe in miracles to believe in God. Some of America's Founding Fathers were deists. Deists believe that the creator God, having created the world, takes no further interest in his creation and performs no miracles. Of course, the fact that miracles do not really happen is m ( Full Answer )

Do communists believe or not believe God?

Generally speaking, communists are atheists because communistsbelieve in what is called a "Material History", as described byKarl Marx. This version of history sees material wealth as thecentral driver of history. So a rough depiction of what history hasbeen in the eyes of a communist would be this: ( Full Answer )

Does not believe in God?

If you don't believe in God, you don't have to. If someone forces you into believing something, the process is unnatural and you won't have faith in it. Who is God, anyway? Which religion is the true religion and how do we know? How can God have no beginning and no end? How can you prove God exists ( Full Answer )

Who is God how can you believe in him and why should you believe in him?

God (with a capital G) is the God of the Bible. According to theBible He is the creator and sustainer of all life, God has revealedHimself to mankind throughout the ages - some of this is recordedin the Bible. The Bible tells us about the character and attributesof God. From the Bible we can read th ( Full Answer )

Did Albert Einstein believed in God?

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 ( Full Answer )

Does Albert Einstein believe in ghosts?

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), pag ( Full Answer )

Why is it important to believe in God or gods?

Opinion We were created by one god and one god only. If we don't believe in the one god and associate other things with god such as idols we will be punished for it. Opinion It's truly important to believe in our one and true Creator, the Most High. Opinion It's not that important at ( Full Answer )

What is to believe there is a god?

To believe there is a God is simply to experience such divinitypersonally. If it is not possible to experience or interact withGod personally then obviously he is only as real as Santa Claus.Anyone who claims to know God must be able to take you to him andif they cannot, then it should be obvious th ( Full Answer )

Why you believed in God?

No. I believe in Jesus, that live and dead in time of Poncio Pilatos. Healing people, and teaching to the poors.

Who does not believe in God?

A: Everyone who follows a religion other than one of the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) believes in other gods or spirits but does not believe in the Abrahamic God. These would include followers of Hinduism, Daoism, Shintoism and other religions, as well as most Buddhists. Also ( Full Answer )

Who does not believe god?

Clearly, people who need specific clues and proof. Mostly scientists. Im not saying just because you ARE or WANT to be one you dont belive in god. But they mostly need proof. There was an astronaut who did not belive god, than when he came back from space he belived him. I pray and I pray when im ve ( Full Answer )

Did Einstein believe in the big bang theory?

Yes, but not initially as Einstein was a major proponent of the Steady State theory. Einstein is puported to have spent the latter years of his life trying to justify his Steady State Theory with the concepts and supportive evidence for an evolving inflationary universe theory.

Do you believe in god and why?

No, because it always came across to me as little more than a moreelaborate ghost story, and it wasn't enough to pursuade me of anytruth behind it.