Einstein on Religion
The following from Albert Einstein has been going around the blogosphere:
The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish.Childish? The proper term is “neotenic.”
In any case, Einstein's belief that religion is a crutch is consistent with his apparently pro-religion statement:
The situation may be expressed by an image: science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.Come to think of it, the more irreligious parts of the world (e.g., Europe or Japan) are noteworthy for not getting much done … especially in the area of producing more secularists. In other words, secularist civilization is indeed lame and could use a crutch.