“The more I study science, the more I believed in god.” Albert Einstein
What do you think? How would the person who said these words would be? He must be a very religious man. People thought about Einstein the same way until his latter in which he referred to god as “product of human weaknesses” got the attention of the public.
Einstein wrote, “The word God is for me nothing but the expression and product of human weaknesses, – The Bible a collection of venerable but still rather primitive legends.”
This handwritten letter of Einstein was sold for about double than the estimated number. When they predicted about $1 million to about 1.5 millionat auction, smashing all the estimations, it was sold for $2.9 million.
A statement from Christie’s says, “This remarkably candid, private letter was written a year before Einstein’s death and remains the most fully articulated expression of his religious and philosophical views”
As everyone knew Einstein as more of a theist, the letter’s unique quality was one of the reasons, the letter reached the number. While everyone knew Albert Einstein as a theist, his criticism on religion and his “mathematical god” in a more philosophical sense was quite a shock for people. Einstein also wrote, “No interpretation, no matter how subtle, can [for me] change anything about this.”
It seems that the religious views Einstein possessed were more like our modern atheists. Though we cannot call him a hardcore atheist who stood up in the synagogue and shouted that there is no god but he was one of them, perhaps.