It seems to me that the idea of a personal God is an anthropological concept which I cannot take seriously. I also cannot imagine some will or goal outside the human sphere.... Science has been charged with undermining morality, but the charge is unjust. A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
-- Albert Einstein, "Religion and Science," New York Times Magazine, 9 November 1930

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Judes...
Feb. 2, 2008 at 12:59 PM Oh, Albie....*swoon*

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J-M
Feb. 2, 2008 at 1:26 PM Those smart men are so sexy.

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oneze...
Feb. 2, 2008 at 1:34 PM I love this quote. Thanks! I beleive he also said something about Buddhism being the religion most likely to embrace science. Though I have no religion, if I was forced to choose one, it would most likely be Buddhism. One of the foundations of Buddhism is the idea of compassion for everyone. Ethics flows from that. Makes a lot more sense to me than other theistic theologies.

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attor...
Feb. 2, 2008 at 1:50 PM

If it weren't for his hair, I'd probably do him.  In the 1930s. Not now. 

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Betha...
Feb. 2, 2008 at 9:11 PM

"attorneymama Feb. 2, 2008 at 1:50 PM

If it weren't for his hair, I'd probably do him.  In the 1930s. Not now.  "

LOL!!!

 

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krisr169
Feb. 2, 2008 at 9:16 PM LOL, I like the hair....nothing like a crazy AND wildly intelligent man to drive me right over the edge!

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MamaH...
Feb. 2, 2008 at 9:31 PM rAmen --- I wish more people would see it this way!

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