Thursday, January 03, 2008

Quote

"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."
-Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel laureate (1879-1955)

3 comments:

Pablo said...

I wonder if he could have imagined a God who allows His creation to suffer when it chooses to act against His moral law, whose purposes are barely understood by creation, a creation, in short, who is but the palest reflection of His glory?

MikeT said...

So, he cannot imagine a God who would actually get upset with and do something about a man like Hitler or Stalin?

j razz said...

A. You will make sure that my clothes and laundry are kept in good order; that I will receive my three meals regularly in my room; that my bedroom and study are kept neat, and especially that my desk is left for my use only.
B. You will renounce all personal relations with me insofar as they are not completely necessary for social reasons. Specifically, you will forego my sitting at home with you;
my going out of traveling with you.
C. You will obey the following points in your relations with me: you will not expect any intimacy from me, nor will you reproach me in any way; you will stop talking to me if I request it; you will leave my bedroom or study immediately without protest if I request it.
D. You will undertake not to belittle me in front of our children, either through words or behavior.


The above is an excerpt taken from a contract Einstein made with his wife. You can read more on it here.

j razz