Albert Einstein Quote

The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this. … For me the Jewish religion like all others is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions. And the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong and with whose mentality I have a deep affinity have no different quality for me than all other people. As far as my experience goes, they are no better than other human groups, although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power. Otherwise I cannot see anything 'chosen' about them.


Gutkind Letter (3 January 1954), "Childish superstition: Einstein's letter makes view of religion relatively clear". The Guardian. 13 May 2008.

Einstein writes of 'childish superstition'

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The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive...

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The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive...

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The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive...

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The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive...