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(Inquisitr)   Personal letter from Einstein now up for auction details his private beliefs on God. As you'd suspect, he had some relatively interesting things to say on the matter   (inquisitr.com) divider line 34
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2012-10-05 08:34:09 AM
Yeah but isn't it true that he converted on his deathbed just like Darwin?


/What? I'm just asking questions.
 
2012-10-05 08:38:07 AM
Ok, so any bets on how long before religio-fundie nut jobs will start badmouthing him?
 
2012-10-05 08:41:54 AM
Michelatas are abominations. How is this any different?
 
2012-10-05 08:42:11 AM

Egoy3k: Yeah but isn't it true that he converted on his deathbed just like Darwin?


/What? I'm just asking questions.


He actually decided to become a baptized Mormon after his death.
 
2012-10-05 08:42:30 AM
Er yeah. Wrong thread. Yay God?

Or not.
 
2012-10-05 08:47:40 AM
As you'd suspect, he had some relatively interesting things to say on the matter  

i718.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-05 08:48:01 AM

Grither: Er yeah. Wrong thread. Yay God?

Or not.


He works in mysterious ways, man. Question not which thread thou comment appearest in.
 
2012-10-05 08:51:30 AM
He made a comment about God and dice once though, so that proves that he believes in an old guy in the sky throwing dice and all other comments he made on the matter are null and void.
 
2012-10-05 08:53:44 AM
Well, that's Einstein off Jesus' Christmas card list.
 
2012-10-05 08:55:03 AM
Hmm, and I'd always thought Einstein was a deist. Recently, I read The Bible According to Mark Twain. My Grandmother had a copy and I read it once when I was a kid. I thought it was the funniest book ever. As an adult, it's not as funny to me anymore, but it was still fairly interesting to read and I recommend it.
 
2012-10-05 09:36:19 AM
Einstein talking about the Jews: "...they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power."

WTF Einstein? Care to elaborate there genius?
 
2012-10-05 09:43:44 AM

Maul555: WTF Einstein? Care to elaborate there genius?


He's not talking about actual cancer you 'tard.

"Powers corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely."
 
2012-10-05 09:44:31 AM

Maul555: Einstein talking about the Jews: "...they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power."

WTF Einstein? Care to elaborate there genius?


Its sort of hard to demonize a group of people, round them up into camps and then systematically kill them if you don't have power. If are the ones without power, it is a bit harder to resist such efforts.
 
2012-10-05 09:45:52 AM
Ooof... Fark needs an edit window or something. Replace " 'tard" with "idjit" or something.
 
2012-10-05 09:48:30 AM

Maul555: Einstein talking about the Jews: "...they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power."

WTF Einstein? Care to elaborate there genius?


Overhead power lines cause cancer, but in the Einstein times the Jews were forbidden from having power lines. They had to have pack mules carrying sacks of power to their factories and homes at night, so they never got cancer.
 
2012-10-05 09:48:44 AM

Egoy3k: Yeah but isn't it true that he converted on his deathbed just like Darwin?


/What? I'm just asking questions.


On his deathbed, Einstein said something in German, but his nurse did not understand German. Given the thanatopses of other luminaries, the myth of deathbed conversion of famous agnostics seems to be exactly that. Religious fantasies aside, it seems most typical for people to go out of this world with the same personality they carried through it. Freud, for example, thought it ridiculous that anyone should want to know his last words: "Last words are for those who haven't already said everything they wanted to." (last words) Or take Oscar Wilde: "Either that wallpaper goes, or I do." (And no, that's not from Uncyclopedia. Those really were his last words.) Whatever Einstein said on his deathbed, it was very unlikely to have been a reversal of years and decades of the convictions and carefully considered conclusions outlined in this letter, if history is any clue.
 
2012-10-05 09:50:52 AM

Crudbucket: Egoy3k: Yeah but isn't it true that he converted on his deathbed just like Darwin?


/What? I'm just asking questions.

He actually decided to become a baptized Mormon after his death.


To be fair, a great many people do.

My father's a genealogist, among other retirement hats, and speaks floridly of the Mormon's wonderful genealogical archives. He still thinks they're loonies, though.
 
2012-10-05 09:52:17 AM

Maul555: Einstein talking about the Jews: "...they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power."

WTF Einstein? Care to elaborate there genius?


When you're powerless, it's hard to oppress other people. When Jews get power, they're as bad as any other religion (see: Israel oppression of Palestinians).
 
2012-10-05 09:57:15 AM

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Or take Oscar Wilde: "Either that wallpaper goes, or I do." .


Rimshot
I'll be here all night, try the veal.
 
2012-10-05 09:59:54 AM

wingnut396: Maul555: Einstein talking about the Jews: "...they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power."

WTF Einstein? Care to elaborate there genius?

Its sort of hard to demonize a group of people, round them up into camps and then systematically kill them if you don't have power. If are the ones without power, it is a bit harder to resist such efforts.


English-language explanation: The Jews of Einstein's time were largely poor and social and politically weak, often oppressed. Einstein was Jewish, and had a deep affinity and love of Jews, but felt they were the same as anyone else, and just as prone to the vagaries and evils as all other humans. In his mind, it was only their weakness than kept them from prosecuting those evils on the scale of the more powerful peoples who routinely oppressed them. In our time, we can see the evidence of his sensibility: However well-meaning, modern-day Israel, vastly more powerful than in his day, has been just as irritating as any other comfortably well-off nation of the world.

I used to say the same thing a couple decades ago, when I sensed that some people, both gay and straight, seemed to think that gays were ethically better than people who oppressed them. I tried to disabuse people of that notion, assuring them that no, as human beings we're just as capable of pettiness and evil, and given the chance we'll surely prove it. And we have. It just goes to show that Einstein was right about this, too: humans are humans, no matter who they are; and humans are, by and large, rather childish.
 
2012-10-05 11:03:22 AM
Number of times I've seen Einstein cited as a Christian hero: 15.

/and that student was EINSTEIN.
 
2012-10-05 11:15:00 AM

miscreant: He made a comment about God and dice once though, so that proves that he believes in an old guy in the sky not throwing dice and all other comments he made on the matter are null and void.


FTFY
 
2012-10-05 11:25:23 AM

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: wingnut396: Maul555: Einstein talking about the Jews: "...they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power."

WTF Einstein? Care to elaborate there genius?

Its sort of hard to demonize a group of people, round them up into camps and then systematically kill them if you don't have power. If are the ones without power, it is a bit harder to resist such efforts.

English-language explanation: The Jews of Einstein's time were largely poor and social and politically weak, often oppressed. Einstein was Jewish, and had a deep affinity and love of Jews, but felt they were the same as anyone else, and just as prone to the vagaries and evils as all other humans. In his mind, it was only their weakness than kept them from prosecuting those evils on the scale of the more powerful peoples who routinely oppressed them. In our time, we can see the evidence of his sensibility: However well-meaning, modern-day Israel, vastly more powerful than in his day, has been just as irritating as any other comfortably well-off nation of the world.

I used to say the same thing a couple decades ago, when I sensed that some people, both gay and straight, seemed to think that gays were ethically better than people who oppressed them. I tried to disabuse people of that notion, assuring them that no, as human beings we're just as capable of pettiness and evil, and given the chance we'll surely prove it. And we have. It just goes to show that Einstein was right about this, too: humans are humans, no matter who they are; and humans are, by and large, rather childish.


That's why Aleprechaunism is the only true path for humanity.

/aleprechaunist
//its not a choice
 
2012-10-05 02:14:20 PM

Maul555: Einstein talking about the Jews: "...they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power."

WTF Einstein? Care to elaborate there genius?


"Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely."
 
2012-10-05 02:20:03 PM

Slaxl: Maul555: Einstein talking about the Jews: "...they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power."

WTF Einstein? Care to elaborate there genius?

Overhead power lines cause cancer, but in the Einstein times the Jews were forbidden from having power lines. They had to have pack mules carrying sacks of power to their factories and homes at night, so they never got cancer.


That was so wasteful! Gentile beggars would trail behind the mules and pick up the power that would fall out of the sacks. And the Jews would laugh at them. This extravagant waste of power, and the Jewish contempt for the "power beggars" were two of the reasons that the Nazi's (ardent enviromentalists) targeted the Jews when they came to power.

The more you know....
 
2012-10-05 02:43:27 PM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Slaxl: Maul555: Einstein talking about the Jews: "...they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power."

WTF Einstein? Care to elaborate there genius?

Overhead power lines cause cancer, but in the Einstein times the Jews were forbidden from having power lines. They had to have pack mules carrying sacks of power to their factories and homes at night, so they never got cancer.

That was so wasteful! Gentile beggars would trail behind the mules and pick up the power that would fall out of the sacks. And the Jews would laugh at them. This extravagant waste of power, and the Jewish contempt for the "power beggars" were two of the reasons that the Nazi's (ardent enviromentalists) targeted the Jews when they came to power.

The more you know....


tfwiki.net
 
2012-10-05 04:30:06 PM
Jesus CHRIST!!!
 
2012-10-05 05:28:23 PM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Slaxl: Maul555: Einstein talking about the Jews: "...they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power."

WTF Einstein? Care to elaborate there genius?

Overhead power lines cause cancer, but in the Einstein times the Jews were forbidden from having power lines. They had to have pack mules carrying sacks of power to their factories and homes at night, so they never got cancer.

That was so wasteful! Gentile beggars would trail behind the mules and pick up the power that would fall out of the sacks. And the Jews would laugh at them. This extravagant waste of power, and the Jewish contempt for the "power beggars" were two of the reasons that the Nazi's (ardent enviromentalists) targeted the Jews when they came to power.

The more you know....


Dirty stinkin' Jews! I bet Einstein also deliberately flubbed the version of Relativity that he released to the Gentile world too, making it just good enough to seem like it was correct, but far enough off of the truth to make everyone wast time searching for imaginary things like "dark matter" to fill in the places where observation doesn't match what Relativity says should be going on. He probably gave the real, completely accurate Relativity to his fellow Jews, and now they've had decades to use it to secretly advance Jewish technology and are out exploring the galaxy and spread their Jewery to other races, just like that "Jews in Space" scene from the end of Mel Brooks' "History of the World Part 1."

GASP!! Brooks is a Jew too.... HE KNOWS!!!

/too much?
//feels like I went too far there
///it was funny in my head
 
2012-10-05 06:26:04 PM

2words1finger: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Slaxl: Maul555: Einstein talking about the Jews: "...they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power."

WTF Einstein? Care to elaborate there genius?

Overhead power lines cause cancer, but in the Einstein times the Jews were forbidden from having power lines. They had to have pack mules carrying sacks of power to their factories and homes at night, so they never got cancer.

That was so wasteful! Gentile beggars would trail behind the mules and pick up the power that would fall out of the sacks. And the Jews would laugh at them. This extravagant waste of power, and the Jewish contempt for the "power beggars" were two of the reasons that the Nazi's (ardent enviromentalists) targeted the Jews when they came to power.

The more you know....

Dirty stinkin' Jews! I bet Einstein also deliberately flubbed the version of Relativity that he released to the Gentile world too, making it just good enough to seem like it was correct, but far enough off of the truth to make everyone wast time searching for imaginary things like "dark matter" to fill in the places where observation doesn't match what Relativity says should be going on. He probably gave the real, completely accurate Relativity to his fellow Jews, and now they've had decades to use it to secretly advance Jewish technology and are out exploring the galaxy and spread their Jewery to other races, just like that "Jews in Space" scene from the end of Mel Brooks' "History of the World Part 1."

GASP!! Brooks is a Jew too.... HE KNOWS!!!

/too much?
//feels like I went too far there
///it was funny in my head


Sounds like you might be onto something....
 
2012-10-06 03:36:22 AM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Maul555: Einstein talking about the Jews: "...they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power."

WTF Einstein? Care to elaborate there genius?

"Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely."


Yeah, but it rocks absolutely, too.
 
2012-10-06 06:25:52 AM

2words1finger: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Slaxl: Maul555: Einstein talking about the Jews: "...they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power."

WTF Einstein? Care to elaborate there genius?

Overhead power lines cause cancer, but in the Einstein times the Jews were forbidden from having power lines. They had to have pack mules carrying sacks of power to their factories and homes at night, so they never got cancer.

That was so wasteful! Gentile beggars would trail behind the mules and pick up the power that would fall out of the sacks. And the Jews would laugh at them. This extravagant waste of power, and the Jewish contempt for the "power beggars" were two of the reasons that the Nazi's (ardent enviromentalists) targeted the Jews when they came to power.

The more you know....

Dirty stinkin' Jews! I bet Einstein also deliberately flubbed the version of Relativity that he released to the Gentile world too, making it just good enough to seem like it was correct, but far enough off of the truth to make everyone wast time searching for imaginary things like "dark matter" to fill in the places where observation doesn't match what Relativity says should be going on. He probably gave the real, completely accurate Relativity to his fellow Jews, and now they've had decades to use it to secretly advance Jewish technology and are out exploring the galaxy and spread their Jewery to other races, just like that "Jews in Space" scene from the end of Mel Brooks' "History of the World Part 1."

GASP!! Brooks is a Jew too.... HE KNOWS!!!

/too much?
//feels like I went too far there
///it was funny in my head


What I like most is that, while it felt too far, you pressed send anyway. Given how often I have posted something on Fark that only I find funny, I appreciate the fact that someone else does the same.

/salue
 
2012-10-06 09:37:04 AM

Summoner101: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Maul555: Einstein talking about the Jews: "...they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power."

WTF Einstein? Care to elaborate there genius?

"Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely."

Yeah, but it rocks absolutely, too.


You should probably check this out
 
2012-10-06 05:17:13 PM

ikanreed: Number of times I've seen Einstein cited as a Christian hero: 15.

/and that student was EINSTEIN.


I have a very strong Christian faith, and had seen many quotes attributed to him as being a follower of god, so this surprised me.

Oh well...

I've lived with Christ in my heart and without, my only regret is not fully trusting him sooner.
 
2012-10-07 01:55:56 AM

UncleStumpy: ikanreed: Number of times I've seen Einstein cited as a Christian hero: 15.

/and that student was EINSTEIN.

I have a very strong Christian faith, and had seen many quotes attributed to him as being a follower of god, so this surprised me.

Oh well...

I've lived with Christ in my heart and without, my only regret is not fully trusting him sooner.



He once said "I don't believe that god plays dice with the universe"

Unfortunately for you, his idea of god is "that shiat I haven't yet done the math on" He was not at any point talking about the divine, but rather that the universe is not random but follows sets of rules.
 
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