Why do people need to quote Einstein to prove whether he believed in God or not? What about this quote?

Why do people need to quote Einstein to prove whether he believed in God or not? What about this quote?

Question by grassfell: Why do people need to quote Einstein to prove whether he believed in God or not? What about this quote?
We could say that although Buddhism in not entirely scientific, but it certainly has a strong overtone and is certainly more scientific than any other religion. It is significant that Albert Einstein, the greatest scientist of the twentieth century said of Buddhism:

“The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend a personal God and avoid dogmas and theology. Covering both natural and spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual and a meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this description. If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs, it would be Buddhism.”

Best answer:

Answer by Vincent K, disciple of Primus
Great point dude. Let’s see what the dumb ‘argument-from-authority’ brigade say about it.

EDIT: Mastermind, I’ve never bothered to quote a specific evolutionary scientist. And if I did, I’d base it on the fact that numerous scientific discoveries have shown evolution to be correct; that is, base it on their evidence rather than their opinions. Lastly, I won’t bother to purposefully misquote someone just to try and give some non-existent credence to anything. That answer your question? ^_^

What do you think? Answer below!

  1. Muhammad Ishfaq ASep 14, 2011

    As Atheists have no fixed set of morals to follow, they twist the reasoning and act without binding themselves in certain frame of reference.

  2. swordofthespirit2Sep 14, 2011

    There is one God and one way to Him. That is through Jesus Christ. Now, we can all appreciate the great scientific mind that is Albert Einstein but to trust him or any other braniac with my eternal security…..I don’t think so.

    God provided a salvation plan through Jesus Christ. As for me and mine, we will follow the Lord and not Albert Einstein. The rest of you can use your free will to follow whom you damn well please.

  3. craig bSep 14, 2011

    Einstein was no theologian as he missed the entire intent of a religion in that it has to have a god or being as the central core of the religion. Buddhism has no god and therefore, is technically, not a religion.
    Also, if there would be no “personal God” then there would be no theology. (“study of god”). His logic was fully flawed. But he was a pretty good Jew nonetheless.

  4. kent_shakespearSep 14, 2011

    most people trying to paint Einstein as a (mono)theist generally assume he used the term “god” in the same way they do, rather than in an allegorical sense. There are plenty of quotes in which he laments those who mis-used his words to endorse monotheism.

    It says more to me about the misquoters than Al himself: their need to see approval/endorsement of others, or their need to seek validation through numbers/membership.

    I’ve never come across this Buddhism quote before, but it does seem to be more accurate, more consistent with other things he’d said.

  5. MastermindSep 14, 2011

    “Great point dude. Let’s see what the dumb ‘argument-from-authority’ brigade say about it.”

    So next time you talk about all the scientist who support evolution…

  6. RazmatazSep 15, 2011

    Buddhism doesn’t care about science.

    Ask a Buddhist how the world came about and he will reply that it doesn’t concern him.

    Btw, Buddhism is really a spiritual philosophy and only about 1% of Buddhists can emulate the Buddha.

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