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Albert Einstein

During an interview in 1929, Einstein was asked if he believed in God. This was his response:

“I'm not an atheist. The problem involved is too vast for our limited minds. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written the books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. We see the universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws but only dimly understand these laws.”

When asked if he accepted the historical existence of Jesus, he replied:

“Unquestionably! No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life.”

These quotations were taken from Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson, Simon and Schuster, © 2007, page 386.

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