Epistles of Thomas

May 14, 2008

Einstein letter for sale

Filed under: Uncategorized — Thomas @ 20:27

Apparently Einstein was a little more antagonistic towards Christianity than is usually reported. A letter up for auction this week includes this juicy tidbit:

“the word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish.”

It would be nice to have the whole letter to determine context but from the picture it is a pretty short note and can’t include too much context.

Cf. http://www.cbc.ca/cp/science/080513/g051308A.html



  1. Romans 1 and 1 Corinthians 1 come to mind.

    Comment by Phil Gons — May 14, 2008 @ 22:08 | Reply

  2. Perhaps he had his tongue firmly planted in his cheek. Wouldn’t that be funny! Somehow I don’t think so…

    Comment by true54blue — May 14, 2008 @ 23:45 | Reply

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