Albert Einstein's enlightened religious views

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  1. Bruno's logic

    Bruno's logic Agnostic/Panthiest

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    Albert Einstein's enlightened religious views.

    "A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, of the manifestations of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty - it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute the truly religious attitude; in this sense, and in this alone, I am a deeply religious man." (Albert Einstein)

    "I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it." (Albert Einstein, 1954)

    "I believe in Spinoza's God who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with the fates and actions of human beings." (Albert Einstein)

    How Fasinating is it that one of the most intelligent humans would believe this... As a skeptic I cannot dissagree with him. In fact his views make much more sence than most of the religions I've studied...
    ~Bruno.....
     
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    I haven't found anything that Einstein wrote, that did not make tremendous sense, even the things that were wrong ....... :D

    But I think these comments are correct.
     
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    Nick_A Interfaith Forums

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    I agree in essence but must add two details. First of all I believe what we experience in creation is the effects of God's will or universal laws that sustain creation. The source is outside of time and space rather then within creation.

    Secondly the question for Man is his relationship to intelligent design or the functioning of universal laws. Should we be playing a part in this cosmic purpose we have the potential for or is this universe supposed to cater to us? I believe that we do have a conscious purpose in relation to God's will sustaining creation that the fallen human condition keeps us oblivious of
     
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    If Albert Einstein was so smart, maybe we should use him as our model for marriage and personal relations too.
     
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    interesting.
     
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    Citizenzen, you are absolutely right. Einstein's personal life was a disaster. He may have ruined the lives of one or two or lets say a dozen people.

    On the other hand, he helped millions of people and he was probably the greatest visionary of the twentieth century.

    Don't let anyone convince you that he would have been an ID'er.

    Here is a quote about his views on tolerance:

    "I do not believe in free will in the philosophical sense. Everybody acts not only under external compulsion but also in accordance with inner necessity. Schopenhauer's saying, "A man can do as he wills, but not will as he wills", has been a real inspiration to me since my youth; it has been a continual consolation in the face of life's hardships, my own and other's, and an unfailing wellspring of tolerance".

    There is an interfaith guy. :D

    Ref - Einstein, His Life and Universe, Walter Issacson, 2007.
     
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    Bruno's logic Agnostic/Panthiest

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    Hi Shawn,
    No, this is not my website…….. Spaceandmotion.com
    I have read extensively there and being a skeptic/agnostic myself I seek out the fundamental core of religion and science, being and existence itself, to find what may hold grains of truth as I try to understand what this place is that I find myself in and a part of….. Spaceandmotion.com website has a grain of truth in my humble opinion……

    Geoff Haselhurst, the author of spaceandmotion.com website explains physical reality quite well….. whether he has it right or not is still up for debate but I think he may bloody well have figured it out….

    He claims that there is only one thing existing… Space itself.., and that space is a wave medium and because of this, when, waves in and of space, collide, matter can and does form for a period of time. Universes appear as if out of nothing but in actually out of the very fundamental stuff that is space…. That these wave centers/universes are infinite in quantity and we too are made of space…

    I must admit however that He doesn’t explain consciousness to me very well but then again I have my own opinion about that and soul and spirit….
    Simply put, all of space exists at varying levels or stages of awareness of itself… We just so happen to understand more than we are willing to admit at this point..

    Anyway I would suggest that everyone reads what has been proposed at spaceandmotion.com
    ~Bruno
     

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