Joseph Hagedorn, QUOTE: "I heard this program on the radio yesterday. They had some interviews with including Richard Dawkins and Steven Weinberg about whether Einstein believed in God."
These are all quotes of Albert Einstein. I think that the best way to decide the issue is by reading what Albert Einstein actually said on the subject himself.
"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 religion than it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it."
"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. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotism."
"I do not believe in the immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it."
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for a reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed." -Albert Einstein, German-born American physicist
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