I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own — a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. – Albert Einstein

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How could the god be otherwise? Humans invent their gods in their own image.

saintbad

Yea, but you have to understand that religion is a tool to control the masses and make money and power. I honestly believe that people who wrote it knew that.

Pure_Emergency_2456

Hmm, as a software engineer that’s exactly what I do. Genetic algorithms and neutral networks are all about rewarding and punishing your creations until they do what you want. In fairness to Einstein, these fields didn’t exist during his lifetime.

NeilFraser

I like the way Bill Burr said it. Can only paraphrase it but the sentiment was basically how do you create something and then punish it for eternity for being what you created.

loondawg

All he’s saying here is that he can’t imagine a God like this. As far as I’m aware, Einstein wouldn’t have identified as being atheist. Believing in a personal God is naive. But there are other ways to look at it.

ponchoville