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Don't Christians even realize that Albert Einstein was a mathematician?

I don’t recall a Christian quoting anything from Einstein that wasn’t one of the philosophical statements he made when pressed about religious beliefs.


  1. Einstein rejected the idea that the Jews are God’s chosen people: “For me the Jewish religion like all others 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 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

  2. He also worked in a patent office, and I’ve never thought of working in one of his quotes about patenting into a conversation.
    I feel ashamed.

  3. Didn’t he say Emik or something like that?
    Oh well, it’s all relative.
    Don’t worry, I’ll beat myself for that one…

  4. I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own; a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty.
    ~ Albert Einstein

  5. I’m sure there are Christians who do know Einsteins work but they are in the science section.
    But just to be a devil’s advocate.
    “Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.”
    — Galileo Galilei

  6. It may come as a suprise to you, but, yes, most people, Christians and otherwise, know that Albert Einstein was, among other things, a mathematician. Maybe the real question is why do you single out only Christians as the people who may not know that fact, and what does it have to do with anything else that Einstein said about other parts of life?

  7. Einstein hated mathematics. He was a theoretical physicist, I think. But I think it stands as self-evident to most that he was just as brilliant a philosopher as he was a scientist. I think that before anything else, the word I would use to describe Einstein would be “Thinker” because that’s what brought him to physics in the first place. He was brilliant, but I would bet that his intuitive brilliance was more greatly propagated through his natural curiosity than intelligence.

  8. I don’t know too many quotes of Einstein. I do remember one night, when he was a young guy out at a swingers club, he was horrified when a totally geeky host showed up to get the party going. he exclaimed:
    “EEEEk! That Emcee is Square! Duh!
    He left early that night.

  9. Earlier today, one believer thought Einstein was in on the Mahatten Project… lol… and thought he invented the atom bomb. Of curse, he wasn’t there…

  10. Yes . We do.
    also a physicst, a teacher, a great joke teller, …..and he also worked on creating the atom bomb.
    a real jack of all trades, that guy .

  11. He WAS?????!!!!????? Because you know, we don’t ever ever ever ever NEVER ever ever quote mathematicians………or physicists…..not if we can help it.
    Young Lady from Acts 1

  12. Okay, I don’t see your point. A physicist might use one of his statements about physics. If you’re a chef, you might look for something he said about food.
    If it’s a conversation in which his philosophical statements are relevant, it’s only natural they probably won’t refer to his mathematical quotations.

  13. A particularly inane question, I am pretty certain that there are many christians who realise that Einstein was a physicist. This discipline involved a very high degree of mathematical skill. His personal beliefs are just that, his. It is my belief that God gave him the talent he had and enabled him to achieve what he did.

  14. Yes, but why couldn’t he be both? (it’s not the same as being a scientist and Christian, although I believe you can be both of those too)

  15. Yea. I realize Einstien was a mathematician – and a physicist.
    Your point, besides the one you tried to make about his philosophical quotes about religion being brought up in R&S by both Christians AND atheists?


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