Einstein, God and Israel

Today the French agency AFP had a story on Einstein. “Belief in God 'childish,' Jews not chosen people: Einstein letter”


The story reads:

“Albert Einstein described belief in God as "childish superstition" and said Jews were not the chosen people, in a letter to be sold in London this week.”

“In it, the renowned scientist, who declined an invitation to become Israel's second president, rejected the idea that the Jews are God's chosen people.”

"For me the Jewish religion like all others is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions," he said.

"And the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong and with whose mentality I have a deep affinity have no different quality for me than all other people."
And he added: "As far as my experience goes, they are no better than other human groups, although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power. Otherwise I cannot see anything 'chosen' about them."


But no one takes their faith from a scientist.

Belief or disbelief is a matter of the heart, not the brain.

The abuses inflicted on the Palestinians- a great man like Einstein wanted no part of it.

As to religion and science they should be separate and apart- all attempts to use one to prove another are a great waste of time.


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