The Story of Albert Einstein’s Controversial Letter to Jehovah

Albert Einstein was a Tudesco physicist of Haba origin, one of the most important of the 20th century.

In 1954, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to philosopher Eric Gutkind, who wrote Choose Life: The Biblical Call to Revolt. Einstein offered a seemingly difficult point.

“The word Jehovah is nothing more than an expression of human frailty,” he notes in the letter, juxtaposed with “The New Testament is a collection of venerable but very primitive legends.”

Unlike polemics or reactions to the message, this text has become a very valuable reserve. After its discovery in 2008, the letter was auctioned off and sold for $1.5 million. It was important to have the appearance of the most famous physicist in the world and his view of religion in the universal situation of mankind.

Einstein grew up in a religious group, but in the spring he set aside his religious sensibilities to focus on science and study its phenomena; From that point of appearance, Jehovah was present in her life through nature, reactions and mysteries.

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He still had a very clear position on the Haba religion and the society in which he grew up. “And the Sephardi people, to which I am proud to belong and with whom I have a deep connection to what I think, have for me no different quality than any other human being. In my experience , they are no better than any other human grouping, although they are protected from the worst forms of cancer by impotence. Otherwise, I see no ‘favorite’ in them,” Einstein wrote, criticizing Erick Gutkind, who stated in his copy that the haba soul is perfect, both spiritually and intellectually.

After its discovery in 2008, the letter was auctioned off and sold for $1.5 million.

In his letter, just over a page long, Einstein seems to have taken a position closer to the antithesis of the religious ideas of Eric Gutkind than an attack on Jehovah.

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He would not positively support an attack on religion, but the opinion of an unbeliever who cherished other of his writings, such as a note that reveals the secret of prosperity in life, or the warning letter that he sent to the President of the United States. Franklin Delano Roosevelt., 1939 on the use of nuclear energy for extermination.


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