Einstein's God Letter In ContextMany people attempt to make it mean Einstein did not believe in God and was an Atheist. This is an incorrect assumption. He had become the creator of faith. In fact, Einstein wrote , "The scientist is possessed by the sense of universal causation. His religious feeling takes the form of a rapturous amazement at the harmony of natural law, which reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection.
Einstein on God
What he wrote
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It will be sold at Bloomsbury auctions on Thursday. I read a great deal in the last days of your book, and thank you very much for sending it to me. What especially struck me about it was this. With regard to the factual attitude to life and to the human community we have a great deal in common. 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.