Christians have, for decades, referred to Albert Einstein as a vanguard for intelligent people who choose a religious path. Even though this is an ad hominen approach to validating something as true, it always irked me to think that Einstein was intellectually lazy. I’ve always believed that when Einstein used the word “God,” he was referring to the laws that govern the universe,and not a higher form of intelligence that created the universe.
A recent discovery was revealed today opens the kimono on Einstein’s religious views:
In the note, written the year before his death, Einstein dismissed the idea of God as the product of human weakness and the Bible as “pretty childish.”
“For me,” he added, “the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions.”
I think that people invoke “God” because they need an excuse to stop thinking. I think Einstein would agree.