Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Einstein said....

December 17, 2006

On Fr. Benedict’s show this evening, he spoke on the topic of Atheism and Belief and referred to the following quotation by Albert Einstein. This can be found on pages 105-106 of the book The Universe and Dr. Einstein by Lincoln Barnett, published by William Morrow Co., New York, 1948.


“The most beautiful and most profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms—this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.”

“My religion,” he says, “consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.”

Dr. Albert Einstein

The Universe and Dr. Einstein by Lincoln Barnett

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