Monday, April 13, 2009

Religion. By Einstein.

Here are the quotes about God, religion and everything related from Albert Einstein. Truly, the most gifted brain in the 20th century had more than Theory of Relativity or E=mc2 to bestow upon us all. Help yourself to unwind a little bit, and try to think why a Jew could do better than us.

“I want to know God's thoughts; the rest are details.”

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”

"I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice."

"God is subtle but he is not malicious."

"Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind."

"God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically."

"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods."

"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."

"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind."

"The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking...the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker."

"The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge."

"He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once.”

"Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish."

"We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."

"When you look at yourself from a universal standpoint, something inside always reminds or informs you that there are bigger and better things to worry about."

2 comments:

ilham nur said...

haha. take a break with philosophy of mind.

TJ said...

Hehe. That, my friend, is WAY better than the stupendous stupor of linearity we have going on.