Einstein and Faith

TIME magazine has a fascinating excerpt from a new biography of Albert Einstein. This particular piece describes Einstein’s religious views, which were more akin to Spinoza’s than one might expect.

“For some people, miracles serve as evidence of God’s existence. For Einstein it was the absence of miracles that reflected divine providence. The fact that the world was comprehensible, that it followed laws, was worthy of awe.”

According to the author, Einstein was a determinist with no place for a personal god. His religion bore a greater resemblance to Deism than it did to Judaism or Christianity, though he had a detached appreciation for elements from both of the latter.

This one is a good read, and I recommend your checking it out:

“Einstein and Faith” – by Walter Isaacson (TIME)

One Response to Einstein and Faith

  1. Daniel April 11, 2007 at 10:52 am #

    It seems to me that once you embrace determinism (hard or soft) God definitely becomes more impersonal. You can’t have a relationship with robot.

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