10/8/12

Einstein Letter on God Up for Auction

According to Yahoo! News, a letter written by Albert Einstein in which he "dismissed the idea of God as a product of human weakness" will be auctioned on eBay at a starting price of $3 million.
The letter, handwritten in 1954, a year before Einstein's death, was addressed to philosopher Eric Gutkind. In it, Einstein discussed his views on religion, including calling "the Bible a collection of honorable but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish."
I hope the right person buys the letter because I would not be terribly surprised to learn that some Christian extremist group had bought it with the intention of burning it so that David Barton could claim that Einstein was a devout Christian. Oh, who am I kidding? Barton is probably claiming that already.

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