Scientific Proof of God, A New and Modern Bible, and Coexisting Relations of God and the Universe

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Albert Einstein's God

One can understand the God of Albert Einstein best if one knows the difference between the religious concepts (1) atheism, (2) deism, and (3) theism. These three concepts can be found in any good dictionary.

First, atheism denies the existence of God. Second, deism accepts the existence of God who does not interfere with the laws of nature. Finally, theism accepts the existence of God who is immanent in the world. Deism and theism differ because the deist says that God is not active whereas the theist says that God is active. Einstein turns out to be a deist. Thus he thought that the universe had a beginning and has an end and is a machine that follows the scientific laws of nature. Essentially, Einstein removed freedom and living things from his world.

During the ancient period, religions thought that God's immanence in the world was through a spirit. So the ancients thought that man contained God's spirit and that God inspired man through this spirit. These inspirations are found mostly in the Old Testament. Today, God's immanence in the world is achieved only by Leibniz's monads and God's Intelligent Design of the universe. In Leibniz's monadology, God is active and intervenes into living things with his moral laws. God does not intervene into nonliving things. These nonliving things obey the laws of nature. In the Declaration of Independence, the founders of the USA expressed these two laws as Laws of Nature and Nature's God. As seen, theism does not remove freedom and living things from the world.

It is clear that Einstein's God is wrong. His work on cosmology is also wrong because a created universe has no beginning or end. Since God is absolute maximum and absolute minimum, zero (time = 0) cannot be a number. Finally, his general relative theory on spacetime cannot be expected to be proven ever. But his equation, E = mc2, and his special space relativity must be honored.


  • At 12:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You are totaly wrong about Einstein's religious beliefs. He believed in a god that is mother nature and the laws of physics.
    A year before his death he wrote:

    "The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still purely primitive, legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this."

  • At 10:44 AM, Blogger George Shollenberger said…

    response to Anonymous,

    I would disagree with these words of Einstein. Humans are always weak because human knowledge cannot be completed.

    Einstein thought that human knowledge can be completed. This is why he believed wrongly that the universe has a beginning and end.

    Einstein's God is inactive. My God is active. This is a major difference.



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