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Teodor Hashem

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It is better to believe than to disbelieve; in doing you bring everything to the realm of possibility.

This is an Albert Einstein quote.

What do you think? Athiests especially?

Moreover, Albert Einstein did believe in God.
It's clear from his quotes.


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    May 2 2013: That's a loaded question; believe in what?

    If one does not believe in their own potential, then they won't pursue it to its end result, so belief in something is required to bring anything into possibility.

    You say that Einstein believed in God. That is true, however, his concept of God was in a whole different dimension than what the church teaches, and he made that clear as well. He saw creation similar to Carl Sagan, who was considered an atheist according to the church's teaching on God as an anthropomorphic being. Yet his book "Contact" and the movie that follows reveals an intensive look at the value of personal experience.

    I was a believer. My scientific background led me to become an agnostic. Spiritual experience caused me to question my unbelief. My concept of God had to go through a metamorphosis that was in harmony with science before I could acknowledge the word as having any truth to it. Today, my notions of God are foreign to the fundamentalists.

    Beliefs have to lead to deeper truth if they are to be of any real value. If one's beliefs in God are based on false notions, then despite your belief, your belief is based on a lie. The scripture warns against the power of deception. To believe a lie is to ignore the warning. It isn't enough that one believes in God. Many people do terrible things in the name of God because their notions of God are not true. So to believe without question, you may be consorting with the devil unawares regardless of the magnitude of your faith. People respond to what they believe regardless of whether it is true or not. So it is of utmost importance that we beg the question, what is true about what we believe. Blind faith is potentially a dangerous kind of faith. The witch hunts are a prime example of just how dangerous it can be.

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