Einstein Letter, Set For Auction, Shows Scientist Challenging The Idea Of God, Being ‘Chosen’

Einstein Letter set for Auction shows scientist challenging the idea of God being Chosen3

Decades before atheist scientist and author Richard Dawkins called God a “delusion,” one world-renowned physicist – Albert Einstein – was weighing in on faith matters with his own strong words.

β€œThe word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends,” Einstein wrote in German in a 1954 letter that will be auctioned on eBay later this month. “No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.”

Dubbed Einstein’s β€œGod Letter” by the Los Angeles-based auction agency that’s posting it online, the original document will be up for grabs starting Monday. The opening bid: $3 million.

The letter provides a window into the famed genius’s religious beliefs. Einstein wrote it to Jewish philosopher Eric Gutkind, one year before Einstein died, in reaction to Gutkind’s book, β€œChoose Life: The Biblical Call to Revolt.”

β€œI’ve been managing high profile auctions since 2005, and this is the most historically significant item to come up … since I’ve been doing auctions,” said Eric Gazin, president of Auction Cause, the group that’s organizing the eBay auction.

Einstein Letter set for Auction shows scientist challenging the idea of God being Chosen1

Source: cnn

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