In geniuses on, Einstein on religion refers to stated and or published opinions by German-born American physicist Albert Einstein on the question of the religion, religious belief, and or his personal religious beliefs.

In 1891, as reported by Max Jammer, as summarized by William Jensen, Einstein, at the age of 12 had a sudden and abrupt “deconversion” and thereafter rejected all traditional religion, Jewish or Christian; at age 22, he discovered Benedict Spinoza, and his last wish was not to be buried in the Jewish tradition but to be cremated. [2]

The following are noted quotes:

“It is a special blessing to belong among those who can and may devote their best energies to the contemplation and exploration of objective and timeless things. Although I am a typical loner in daily life, my consciousness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice keeps me from feeling isolated. The most beautiful and deepest experience a man can have is the sense of the mysterious. It is the underlying principle of religion as well as of all serious endeavor in art and science. He who never had this experience seems to me, if not dead, then at least blind. To sense that behind anything that can be experienced there is a something that our minds cannot grasp, whose beauty and sublimity reaches us only indirectly: this is religiousness. In this sense, I am religious. To me it suffices to wonder at these secrets and to attempt humbly to grasp with my mind a mere image of the lofty structure of all there is.”
Albert Einstein (1932), “My Credo”, Aug [1]

“I am a deeply religious non-believer. This is a somewhat new kind of religion.”
— Albert Einstein (c.1935) (Ѻ)(Ѻ)

See also
Einstein on free will
● Einstein on god
Einstein on love
Einstein on purpose
Einstein on the soul

1. Einstein, Albert. (1932). “My Credo” (Ѻ), Aug, for a recording by order and to benefit the German League of Human Rights.
2. Jensen, William B. (2010). “Was Einstein a Humanits?”, VI, FIG meeting notes.

External links
Religious views of Albert Einstein – Wikipedia.

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