Nov 05 2009

Einstein’s Religion

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At our meeting on Friday 20 November, we will look at Einstein’s views on religion. Einstein saw religion as having gone through three major stages. In the first, out of fear people carried out rituals such as sacrifices to appease divine forces that might do them harm. In the second stage, ethical religion, the divine was seen as the source of moral laws. The religion of the future is a religion of awe in the face of a vast, mysterious cosmos that modern science presents to us. “A contemporary has said, not unjustly, that in this materialistic age of ours the serious scientific workers are the only profoundly religious people.”

For more information, see Einstein’s God, on the Speaking of Faith website.

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  1.   Laurieon 05 Nov 2009 at 7:49 pm

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