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Subject:  Re: God letter expected to fetch $3M Date:  10/10/2012  6:09 PM
Author:  AdrianC Number:  410733 of 442558

Depends when in life you quote him. In his later years he appeared to be getting a bit senile.

The quote I gave was from an interview in 1930. I don't think he was senile then. But, we can all change our views and I'm sure even a great man such as he did too.

Here's the wiki:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_views_of_Albert_Einst...

Einstein rejected the label atheist, which he associated with certainty regarding God's nonexistence.

I think we now call that hard-atheism.

The quote:
Your question [about God] is the most difficult in the world. It is not a question I can answer simply with yes or no. I am not an Atheist. I do not know if I can define myself as a Pantheist. The problem involved is too vast for our limited minds. May I not reply with a parable? The human mind, no matter how highly trained, cannot grasp the universe. We are in the position of a little child...
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