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Religious beliefs[ edit ] Einstein used many labels to describe his religious views, including " agnostic ",  " religious nonbeliever "  and a "pantheistic"  believer in " Spinoza's God ". I came—though the child of entirely irreligious Jewish parents—to a deep religiousness, which, however, reached an abrupt end at the age of twelve.
Through the reading of popular scientific books I soon reached the conviction that much in the stories of the Bible could not be true.
The consequence was a positively fanatic orgy of freethinking coupled with the impression that youth is intentionally being deceived by the state through lies; it was a crushing impression. Mistrust of every kind of authority grew out of this experience, a skeptical attitude toward the convictions that were alive in any specific social environment—an attitude that has never again left me, even though, later on, it has been tempered by a better insight into the causal connections.
It is quite clear to me that the religious paradise of youth, which was thus lost, was a first attempt to free myself from the chains of the 'merely personal,' from an existence dominated by wishes, hopes, and primitive feelings.
Out yonder there was this huge world, which exists independently of us human beings and which stands before us like a great, eternal riddle, at least partially accessible to our inspection and thinking. The contemplation of this world beckoned as a liberation, and I soon noticed that many a man whom I had learned to esteem and to admire had found inner freedom and security in its pursuit.
The mental grasp of this extra-personal To my fellow youth summary within the frame of our capabilities presented itself to my mind, half consciously, half unconsciously, as a supreme goal. Similarly motivated men of the present and of the past, as well as the insights they had achieved, were the friends who could not be lost.
The road to this paradise was not as comfortable and alluring as the road to the religious paradise; but it has shown itself reliable, and I have never regretted having chosen it. Brouwer Einstein read the philosopher Eric Gutkind 's book Choose Life,  a discussion of the relationship between Jewish revelation and the modern world.
On January 3, Einstein sent the following reply to Gutkind, "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…. For me the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions.
Dispentiere had declared himself an atheist and was disappointed by a news report which had cast Einstein as conventionally religious.
Einstein replied on 24 March It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated.
I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.
In an interview published in George Sylvester Viereck 's book Glimpses of the GreatEinstein responded to a question about whether or not he defined himself as a pantheist.
Your question is the most difficult in the world. It is not a question I can answer simply with yes or no. I am not an Atheist.
I do not know if I can define myself as a Pantheist. The problem involved is too vast for our limited minds. May I not reply with a parable? The human mind, no matter how highly trained, cannot grasp the universe. We are in the position of a little child, entering a huge library whose walls are covered to the ceiling with books in many different tongues.
The child knows that someone must have written those books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books, a mysterious order, which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects.
That, it seems to me, is the attitude of the human mind, even the greatest and most cultured, toward God. We see a universe marvelously arranged, obeying certain laws, but we understand the laws only dimly.
Our limited minds cannot grasp the mysterious force that sways the constellations. I am fascinated by Spinoza's Pantheism. I admire even more his contributions to modern thought. Spinoza is the greatest of modern philosophers, because he is the first philosopher who deals with the soul and the body as one, not as two separate things.
I believe that we have to content ourselves with our imperfect knowledge and understanding and treat values and moral obligations as a purely human problem—the most important of all human problems.My Lost Youth Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, - Often I think of the beautiful town That is seated by the sea; Often in thought go up and down The pleasant streets of that dear old town, And my youth comes back to me.
I have opposed involuntary treatment for my entire career and first began criticizing it in the medical literature in As Thomas Szasz originally taught, involuntary psychiatric treatment is unconstitutional and an assault on basic human rights.
I am also against it on scientific grounds, because after hundreds of years, this violation of human rights has generated no scientific studies. Home» “To the Filipino Youth” (Literature Review) “To the Filipino Youth” (Literature Review) By CollegeTimes Furthermore, it was like telling me that together with my fellow youths, I am responsible for preserving the Philippines as a nation not for the foreigners but for me and the rest of the Filipinos.
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See Index. The The Wife of His Youth Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by .
Summary In his poem, Rizal, only eight years old, is speaking to the youths the importance of learning our language. To My Fellow Children To my Fellow Youth If a nation's people certainly love Their gift of language bestowed by heaven, So too will they regain their pawned freedom As the bird that flies in the sky.
For language is a.