You might have heard that a letter written by Albert Einstein to a Jewish philosopher, Eric Gutkind, was up for auction at eBay. Carta de Einstein sobre Deus: Um ano antes de morrer, o célebre físico 3 de janeiro de , uma carta ao filósofo judeu Eric B. Gutkind, expressando sua. A handwritten letter by Albert Einstein rejecting religion has been auctioned for German in response to the work of the philosopher Eric Gutkind.

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Reblogged this on Neff’sStudio — Blogs and commented: But his successes far outweigh his failures. For me the unaltered Jewish religion is, like all other religions, an incarnation of primitive superstition. I do not erix German, but Google translate renders the first relevant passage:. The earliest occurrence is, as far as I can tell, EarliestGoogleIndex, Among other things, these tidbits: And the animistic interpretations carat the religions of nature are in principle not annulled by monopolization.

Albert Einstein’s anti-religion ‘God Letter’ goes on sale on eBay – latimes

At various times in his life, he might be described as a Deist, a pantheist, or an agnostic. And on principle, the animist view of the natural religions is in no way nullified by monopolisation. Einstein penned the letter on January 3 to the philosopher Eric Gutkind who had sent him a copy of his book Choose Life: Halloween Black Cat Parade.

I have removed the names of the famous science people to avoid any embarrassment.

This prompted what he later called, his “religious paradise of youth”, during which he observed eeric rules such as not eating pork. One of the country’s leading experts on the scientist, John Brooke of Oxford University, admitted he had not heard of it. Home Culture Sold a letter from Einstein about God for almost 3 million dollars.


Otherwise I cannot see anything “chosen” about them. The letter went on public sale a year later and has remained in private hands ever since. What is the original source of the translation quoted in the newspaper article?

Regarding the factual attitude towards life and the human community we have a great deal in common: Not just anyone can dde on Einstein’s God Letter, however. If anything, I find it painful that you claim a privileged position and try to defend it by two walls of pride, an external one as a human being and an internal one as a Jew.

Sold a letter from Einstein about God for almost 3 million dollars

No interpretation no matter how subtle can for me change this. A quick Google search reveals that this meme has spread beyond description. Eintsein October 23, at 3: Updated as often as possible; usually each weekday. Primitivenot childish. As far as my experience goes, they are no better than other human groups, although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power.

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But you seem to be fixated to the point where nothing else matters to you. Was mir dabei besonders auffiel war dies.

However, I would point out that, by when the letter was written, his mental faculties were fast fading. Egic word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable but still largely primitive legends.

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But a limited causality is no longer a causality at all, as our wonderful Spinoza was the first eindtein recognise with all rigorousness. His scores make his case. You might have heard that a letter written by Albert Einstein to a Jewish philosopher, Eric Gutkind, was up for auction at eBay. Follow us on Linkedin. There seems to be a persistent bias in the translation. Posted October 22, at 9: Your personal ideal with its striving for freedom from ego-centred desires, the striving for improvement and ennoblement of life, with an emphasis on the purely human element whereby inanimate things are only considered a means which may not be attributed a dominant function.

Posted October 23, at 2: Apparently Einstein had only read the book due to repeated recommendation by their mutual friend Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer.

What especially struck me about it was this. For me the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions. Next The scribbles of a “colossus of Western art” Culture.

In January ofjust a year before his death, Albert Einstein wrote the following letter to philosopher Erik Gutkind after reading his book, ” Choose Life:

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