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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. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.

Albert Einstein

janice2344 4 Apr 12
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The bible is nothing more than those in power trying to control the masses. There is no proof (I'm in need of proof) of anything. Are there lessons to be learned from the bible? Yes, but the reasoning all goes back to bullshit. I just don't give a damn.

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The bible is a book of human cruelty and atrocities. There is nothing honorable about it, nor is it a book that any civilization should be based on for guidance of morality or treatment of humanity.
The bible should be disregarded.

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While I would disagree with Einstein's use of the word "honourable" in describing Bible legends, what he later wrote, the year before he died, in the 1954 letter you've referenced is, IMHO, very profound.

"For me the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions. And the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong and with whose mentality I have a deep affinity have no different quality for me than all other people. As far as my experience goes, they are also no better than other human groups, although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power. Otherwise I cannot see anything 'chosen' about them."

Religion is indeed the incarnation of the most childish superstitions!

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"...the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish."
Look up Numbers 31 in and around verse 18 . Nothing "honouable" or "childish" about the sexual abuse of young girs nor the killing of all the male children and non-virgin girls.

You took the words out of my mouth. Moses killing married women and taking the virgins for himself and his henchmen, Now there is an honorable notion. Nothing honorable about the bible!

@Healthydoc70 ..

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Hello and welcome , enjoy the site, and do check out the groups if you have time, there is something for everyone.
I like your quote, though I have to disagree with the word "honourable". I think A. E. was trying hard to put a good spin on it, a lot of the biblical legends seem to be inspired to create the worst forms of political and social propaganda, for the most dishonourable of reasons.

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Welcome to the looney bin!! Also known as the happy home!!

Looks like your near me!!

Is that a Napoleon XIV reference? 😉

@OldMetalHead It came from that song. Also has to do with that she lives in the same area as me, and there are 2 psychiatric hospitals in the area here, Bellevue Hospital, and Creedmor Psychiatric Hospital in Queens. (One of 5 NYC boroughs)

@CuddyCruiser I think everyone has heard of Bellevue if they've watched a NYC cop show. I've visited NYC 4 times. Never spent any time in Queens though.

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Welcome, have fun, don't feed the animals, do not exit the ride until it comes to a complete stop. 😁

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"If one is bereft of a conscience and wants to get wealthy fast and easily WITHOUT breaking into a sweat, then Religion IS the ONLY answer." - William Anthony, 2015

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Welcome to the asylum.
Enjoy your stay.

@kkgator..I don't think I am in an asylum. I think they all are.

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