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What are your views on these views based on Albert Einstein’s views on religions ?

Einstein stated western (Semitic) religions are based on worshiping the unknown as One God by AROUSING THE EMOTION OF FEAR, whereas Indian and Chinese religions surpassed that stage and created their religions on ETHICS. My View: Atheists to day are those who have overcome the emotion of fear in religions. When they show anger or what appears as sarcasm or contempt regarding the supernatural, it is because they want to dispel the hallucinations created by the EMOTIONS OF FEAR and they want to use reason and logic in that place. Buddhism is one that is based on the understanding and experiencing the delusion as delusion and creating a life system based on ethics based on the reality known as Absolute Truth, which is found as the INTERNAL REALITY that is within.
So there are two types of religions: 1. Religions based on images created out of fear
2. religions [or belief systems] that use reasoning and understanding to overcome the fear and create a system of ethics on them.
Einstein: ‘The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology. ———- If there is any religion that could cope with modern scientific needs it would be Buddhism.’
Einstein: ‘I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.’ (1954) My View: This is the same as Buddhism
From Albert Einstein: The Human Side, edited by Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman, Princeton University Press


  1. Like Dawkins, he was a great scientist with NO training or expertise in philosophy or religion. His opinion is worth no more than that of some junkie off the street.

  2. Buddhism is a lot more than “unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.”
    And he couldn’t have had more than a passing understanding of Buddhism, because there is a ton of theology in Buddhism. Plus, the idea of karma and reincarnation is blatantly ridiculous and unscientific.

  3. Einstein was a great physicist, of that there isn’t any doubt. But why does he keep being brought up in religious debates? What Einstein thought about god/s and religion, while possibly interesting, is hardly a case-closer, is it?

  4. I think he was rather perceptive in his analysis of religions to date, but I think his projections of the future are unrealistic. More likely the current spectrum of faiths will continue, but evolve and change their form, emphasis and raison d’être, being responsive to the expectations of the societies in which they exist.
    He was perhaps no better a judge of the direction of religion than he was of quantum physics.

  5. ▐▀▀▼▀▀▌ ►MM◄ ▐▄▄▲▄▄▌

    Einstein said a lot of sh!t, especially when he wasn’t doing math!

  6. Albert, many scientists today and a certain ancient biologist named Charles Darwin were and are very book smart but had no common sense when it came to understanding the scientific knowledge and accomplishments of our Intelligent Designer.

  7. Einstein made several conflicting statements about his religious views, as they changed over time.

  8. If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. – Albert Einstein


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