Albert Einstein possessed, in my opinion, the greatest scientific mind of the twentieth century. His discoveries and insights into the complicated realm of physics have contributed more to the progress of wisdom and humanity than all the ranting and babblings of every messiah, prophet, priest, rabbi, pastor, imam, preacher, minister and clergyman combined who ever lived.
My vote for greatest scientist of the nineteenth century goes to Charles Darwin, who proved once and for all the origins and mechanisms by natural selection of all biological species, and in the process that the creation story in the Holy Bible is bunk. He richly deserves the title of father of modern biology.
For this remarkable and elegant world changing scientific discovery, Darwin was vilified and scorned during his lifetime. Albert Einstein would have been vilified and scorned as well had his own well informed views about religion been revealed to the multitudes of religious savages during his lifetime.
“The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends,” Einstein wrote in German in a 1954 letter that will be auctioned on eBay later this month. "No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.”
This wonderful original document reflecting the insight of a great scientific mind, dubbed Einstein’s “God Letter” by the Los Angeles-based auction agency that's posting it online, will be up for auction on Monday. The opening bid: $3 million.
Einstein, who was raised a secular Jew, wrote it one year before he died to Jewish philosopher Eric Gutkind, in reaction to Gutkind’s book, “Choose Life: The Biblical Call to Revolt.”
“I’ve been managing high profile auctions since 2005, and this is the most historically significant item to come up ... since I’ve been doing auctions,” said Eric Gazin, president of Auction Cause, the group that's organizing the eBay auction.
Einstein was “one of the most brilliant minds to ever live, but so much of what we know is scientific. … As related to God and Judaism, this is so significant. It really lends itself to further study,” said Gazin. “No one even knew this letter existed till recently.”
In this letter, Einstein declared in no uncertain terms his strong opposition to the idea that Jews, or any people, may be “chosen.” “For me the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions. 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. As far as my experience goes, they are also no better than other human groups … I cannot see anything ‘chosen’ about them.”
I deem Einstein’s insight into the fraud of God and religion as his greatest discovery – not because it was complicated – but because religion has done more to obstruct the progress of humanity than any other phenomenon I can think of, including disease, pestilence, and all manner of natural disasters. The more who realize and understand that the better, especially world renowned scientists.
But, of course, this simple truth did not originate with Einstein. Far from it – It is the least complicated of his discoveries. It has been known consciously by a minority of humanity for millennia, and as I point out in my book, Authority! -- Implications of Consciousness and the Reality of Existence, unconsciously to all of humanity and every living and non-living entity in the universe of existence.
We all know it instinctively and unconsciously. I myself made the conscious discovery as a mere lad of seven years. God and religion are totally incompatible with the reality of existence. There is no truth to it. It is all imaginary.
Therefore, it comes as no surprise to me that the vast majority of scientists today have rejected religion as an explanation for the realities of existence. Religion is incompatible with science. Charles Darwin proved it. Albert Einstein took it for granted.
Science is all about the observation, examination, study, and appreciation of the reality of existence. Religion is nothing more than an accumulation of consciously created falsehoods which contradict reality.
This could hardly be more obvious to any critically thinking mind, yet a majority of people alive in the world today still believe in the Biblical creation story and reject the fact of scientifically proven evolution. They reject science as the method for revealing and explaining the reality of existence. They remain intellectual savages.
When will Einstein’s greatest discovery be universally accepted?