Аннушка, Свободный Человек (geish_a) wrote,
Аннушка, Свободный Человек

Эйнштейн о религии

Здесь хорошая большая подборка его писем, интервью, цитат и т.д. на эту тему

The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. He who knows it not and can no longer wonder, no longer feel amazement, is as good as dead, a snuffed-out candle. It was the experience of mystery--even if mixed with fear-that engendered religion. A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, of the manifestations of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty, which are only accessible to our reason in their most elementary forms-it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute the truly religious attitude; in this sense, and in this alone, I am a deeply religious man. I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the type of which we are conscious in ourselves. An individual who should survive his physical death is also beyond my comprehension, nor do I wish it otherwise; such notions are for the fears or absurd egoism of feeble souls. Enough for me the mystery of the eternity of life, and the inkling of the marvellous structure of reality, together with the single-hearted endeavour to comprehend a portion, be it never so tiny, of the reason that manifests itself in nature.

Поразительно, как совпадает с моими мыслями на эту тему. Кроме одного:
"An individual who should survive his physical death is also beyond my comprehension, nor do I wish it otherwise" - а мне, наоборот, так хотелось бы...
Tags: религия/оккультное

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