Août 04

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Though most atheist groups claim that there are closeted atheists serving as representatives and senators, only one has come out as such.In September 2007, Ugg mckay Rep. Pete Stark, Democrat of California, affirmed his atheism in a speech at the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard University.Decades before atheist scientist and author Richard Dawkins called God a « delusion, » one world-renowned physicist – Albert Einstein – was weighing in on faith matters with his own strong words.“The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends,” Einstein wrote in German in a 1954 letter that will be auctioned on eBay later this month. « No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.”

Dubbed Einstein’s “God Letter” by the Los Angeles-based auction agency that’s posting it online,  the original document will be up for grabs starting Monday. The opening bid: $3 million.The letter provides a window into the famed genius’s religious beliefs. Einstein wrote it to Jewish philosopher Eric Gutkind, one year before Einstein died, in reaction to Gutkind’s book, “Choose Life:Ugg mckay The Biblical Call to Revolt.”“I’ve been managing high profile auctions since 2005, and this is the most historically significant item to come up … since I’ve been doing auctions,” said Eric Gazin, president of Auction Cause, the group that’s organizing the eBay auction.

Ugg mckay Einstein was “one of the most brilliant minds to ever live, but so much of what we know is scientific. … As related to God and Judaism, this is so significant. It really lends itself to further study,” Gazin told CNN. “No one even knew this letter existed till recently.”But Diana Kormos Buchwald, a history professor at the California Institute of Technology and the director of the Einstein Papers Project, says that’s not true.She said copies of this letter, not to mention numerous additional writings reflecting similar sentiments, have been known to researchers and available for decades, both in the Pasadena-based Einstein Papers Project and The Albert Einstein Archives at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.