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When faced with EINSTEIN's views, militant atheists delude themselves more than most 'religious fundamentalists' delude themselves.   Share:  
Thrust of argument: Einstein wrote 'I have repeatedly said that in my opinion the idea of a personal God is a childlike one,' (to a man who corresponded with him on the subject twice in the 1940s).

Einstein points out: 'You may call me an agnostic, but I do not share the crusading spirit of the professional atheist. .. I prefer an attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our own being.'
Direction of resistance / implied resistance: Though Einstein suggests the term 'agnostic' fits him better than atheists, the militant atheist site (calling itself 'friendly atheism' - like NATO's imperial policy is called 'peace keeping') remains in denial and says the following ..

'The headline at the conservative Washington Times, for example, reads:

Albert Einstein was no atheist; 27 letters up for auction show 'he believed in God'

Whoa! Really?!

No, of course not.

That's just right-wing spin. And it's misleading as hell because that very article actually says this:

'We all know about what he accomplished, how he changed the world with the theory of relativity. But these letters show the other side of the story - how he advised his children, how he believed in God,' said Joseph Maddalena, founder of Profiles in History, The Associated Press reported.

How he believed in God. The letters didn't show that Einstein did believe in God, but rather how he believed in God'.


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Removal of resistance: Again, their ENTIRE argument against Einstein's belief that crusading atheists are childish is 'letters didn't show that Einstein did believe in God, but rather how he believed in God'. Einstein's reference to the music of the spheres is clearly not a categorical denial of the possibility that there is a great great deal more for us to know and understand about our universe and what makes it 'tick'. The words 'God' and 'Atheism' are equally ridiculous in terms of what they purport to mean. Unification: Einstein said 'The fanatical atheists are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures who - in their grudge against the traditional religion as the 'opium of the masses' - cannot hear the music of the spheres.'

The militant atheists preach 'So don't believe the reports that suggest Einstein wasn't an atheist. He may have dismissed the word, but it's not like he spent any time praying or thinking about God.'

I will not share their link - for the same reason I wouldn't ever post a link to an ISIS website or Al Qa'eda or the Saudi Monarchy or The Vatican.

Those idiots who claim Einstein did not spend time 'thinking about God' - apparently fail to spot that to talk about something you must think about it. Such militant atheist nuttery is on a par with imagining 'God' made the world in 'seven days' and created Eve from Adam's rib. John Milton, of course, had no trouble believing that Eve was made from Adam's rib. Fortunately Emmeline Pankhurst eventually turned up and set some of those English conservatives straight on this matter.
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