Albert Einstein’s death was in 1955. Yet, decades after, there are occasions where his works or letters are in the news; and stirs controversy. In an Einstein letter that will be auctioned, the Nobel Prize physicist states:

“…Einstein writes “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.”

Born to a Jewish family in Germany in 1879, he also adds that “for me, the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions.””

link: Belief in God a ‘product of human weaknesses’: Einstein letter

The controversy that the letters stirs certainly would appeal to Einstein’s sense of humour.

Catherine Forsythe
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