god is a product of human weakness

There are many times faitheads claim people like Einstein as being members of their fold. I am sure this is mainly due to ignorance. Here we have Einstein in his brilliance saying god is a product of human weakness.

The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still purely primitive, legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation, no matter how subtle, can change this for me. For me the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstition. And the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong, and whose thinking I have a deep affinity for, 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, although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power. Otherwise I cannot see anything “chosen” about them.

Letters of note

Why I am an atheist

In 1903, a lovely lady wrote a letter to a Kentucky based newspaper that had asked for entries from atheists.

It is simply a beautiful letter and I think 100 plus years later, the reasons she gave are still true and will remain as such. There was so much hope in 1903, I hope this can be renewed in our times.