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Monday, October 13, 2014

EINSTEIN ON GOD AND SPIRITUALITY

"I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details."

"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind."

"Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble."

"The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion. Herein lies the germ of all art and all true science. Anyone to whom this feeling is alien, who is no longer capable of wonderment and lives in a state of fear is a dead man. To know that what is impenetrable for us really exists and manifests itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, whose gross forms alone are intelligible to our poor faculties - this knowledge, this feeling ... that is the core of the true religious sentiment. In this sense, and in this sense alone, I rank myself among profoundly religious men."

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the wonderful structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity."


"When the solution is simple, God is answering."

2 comments:

  1. Buck Hakes said...

    I think creationists do God a terrible disservice by limiting Him to only those actions that were comprehensible to the Bronze Age authors of the Bible. Scientists keep finding new layers of infinite complexity in the universe, and I think their discoveries thus make God's Creation that much more awesome and powerful.

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