wrote a new post, Universal Pantheist Society Founder Explains Why He Incorporated as a Church December 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
In a highly detailed article released in the Universal Pantheist Society’s (UPS) Pantheist Vision Winter Edition newsletter, Harold Wood the founder of the organization revealed why he controversially chose to […]
wrote a new post, UPDATE: Arizona Senate Candidate Kyrsten Sinema Wins Senate Seat November 8, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Arizona’s Kirsten Sinema, the first American House of Representatives member to have ever described her religion as “None”, has won the election for the crucial race for Arizona’s Senator.
Arizona is […]
wrote a new post, Arizona Top School Official Wants to Remove Evolution from State Curriculum May 28, 2018 @ 11:27 am
Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas wants to remove evolution references that are being taught in Arizona high schools. When evolution is mentioned, she wants teachers to emphasize that it […]
wrote a new post, Near MAJORITY of 18-24 Year Old American Females Unsure if Earth is Round April 8, 2018 @ 12:48 pm
A new poll heard round the world (or on a flat world) released on April 2nd by YouGov asked 8,215 United States adults about their theories about whether or not the Earth is round or flat.
The results may […]
wrote a new post, Texas Politician Trolls Stephen Hawking in Condolence Message to His Family March 17, 2018 @ 11:07 am
Briscoe Cain, a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, had this condolence message on Twitter for the family of Stephen Hawking: “Stephen Hawking now knows the truth about how the universe was […]
wrote a new post, Pearlman Mountain Cabin Fundraiser in Idyllwild, California February 22, 2018 @ 12:36 pm
About an hour east of of Riverside, California is the small town of Idyllwild, California. There, amongst the trees, twisting roads and the mountains is a place called The Pearlman Mountain Cabin which was d […]
United States President Donald Trump and Louisiana congressman Steve Scalise spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning, emphasizing their support for the merger of religion and politics. Last […]
wrote a new post, Ministry Groups Panic: “Post-Christian” Generation on the Rise February 6, 2018 @ 5:39 pm
There is a buzzword in the Christian community: “Post-Christian” is the new description for trends in America. Christian leaders are encouraging each other to face the new reality or continue on the path of […]
wrote a new post, Conservative Publication Decries ‘Madness’ of Pantheism January 9, 2018 @ 11:12 am
In a new piece, conservative writer Selwyn Duke of the New American claims that Oprah Winfrey is engaged in the “madness” of pantheism. The New American is a print magazine owned by a far-right organization, the […]
wrote a new post, President of the United States Denies Science of Climate Change December 29, 2017 @ 10:40 am
It is not the first time Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to deny climate science.
In 2012, he blamed the Chinese for creating the, “concept of global warming…to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive. In […]
wrote a new post, Long Before the Christmas Tree Was the Evergreen Yule Tree December 19, 2017 @ 2:25 pm
The American Christmas Tree Association claims that 81% of American “Christmas trees” are artificial.
That’s a long way from where this tradition comes from.
Germanic pagans brought live Evergreen trees into […]
Bestselling religious studies author and television personality Reza Aslan has written a new book, “God: A Human History”. In it, he promotes an untraditional pantheistic view of God where creation and creator are […]
wrote a new post, Former Dean of Yale Law School Writes About His Modern Form of Pantheism August 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am
The former Dean of Yale Law School, Anthony Kronman, has written a 1,176 page book entitled, “Confessions of a Born-Again Pagan,” describing his own personal philosophy. Kronman is a professor and received both […]
wrote a new post, Comedian Jim Carrey Declares, “Everything is God. Everything is Divine” August 4, 2017 @ 11:12 am
In a new video posted online, Comedian Jim Carrey preached to a gang rehabilitation group led by Jesuit Gregory Boyle and stated,
“They talk about omnipresence in church and nobody really thinks about what that m […]
wrote a new post, Singer Kesha Declares Her God is Nature July 12, 2017 @ 12:25 am
American singer and songwriter Kesha (Kesha Rose Sebert) is releasing her first single in almost four years, “Prayer,” a spiritual themed song she says is about, “learning to let go and realize that the universe […]
wrote a new post, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple Reopens June 30, 2017 @ 7:10 pm
The Unitarian Universalist Church Congregation of Oak Park, Illinois has announced that after two years of renovations, it is re-opening Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Unity Temple. Some consider the building to be […]
wrote a new post, Did Nat Geo’s Albert Einstein Biopic Series ‘Genius’ Falsely Suggest Einstein Was a Traditional Theist? June 15, 2017 @ 1:11 am
National Geographic’s biopic series “Genius” about the life of Albert Einstein is receiving positive feedback, according to user reviews from the movie database, IMDB. However, the latest episode, the eighth in a […]
PS Here is what I think a particularly good Wikipedia article on the subject: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_and_philosophical_views_of_Albert_Einstein
I have to thank you for this quote. It is the best evidence of Einstein’s belief in God I’ve yet come across. I too saw “Genius” recently and was muttering out loud if there was any documentation of Einstein actually saying that only God could have created the universe. I’m not that surprised that there probably is not. But, people not familiar with theology often confuse not believing in a “personal God” with personally not believing in one. Einstein’s quote is a wonderful example of someone quite emphatically believing in God’s existence, but just not in the popular conception of such a belief.
Not accepting the idea of “a personal God” simply means that Einstein did not believe in a man with a long, gray beard in the clouds, busily doling out rewards and punishments for everyone on earth. And Einstein probably also meant that he didn’t believe that Jesus, Buddha or Rama were fully Divine. But his second sentence quickly puts to rest any debate on whether Einstein personally believed in God. “His God” was smart enough to create principles which perform those tasks in a much more reasonable (and efficient?) fashion, as any God that does not play dice with the universe would. In theological terms, this is often referred to as the difference between a God with form, and a God without form. Einstein is stating rather unequivocally that he (personally) believes in the latter. But that God is no less the Primal Cause; omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient, than the God with form, i.e. a personal God. And Einstein’s universe which is ruled by those “immutable laws”, which reward good punish evil, seem to be identical with the Law of Karma, with which Einstein was reportedly very familiar.
So, it would seem that professor Einstein was simply more Hindu than Christian, Jewish or Buddhist (seeing as Buddhists don’t accept the traditional idea of God at all) in his cosmology.
So, thanks once again.
- Reginald replied
wrote a new post, Will Deism and Pantheism Make a Comeback in United States Presidential Politics? April 16, 2017 @ 6:22 pm
The vast majority of historical United States Presidents have been “God fearing” theists. But it didn’t necessarily start out that way.
In the late 18th Century the United States founding fathers sought to e […]
“Welcome to the group, Ethan Picon,” said Will Toase of the Universal Pantheist Society’s Facebook group in June 2015. It was one of many pantheism related communities Picon joined in 2015. Still in his teens […]
wrote a new post, Spiderman Star Andrew Garfield Calls Himself Agnostic Pantheist January 24, 2017 @ 5:03 pm
On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, American-British actor Andrew Garfield explained to Stephen Colbert that he is, “kind of an agnostic pantheist.” Colbert did not know what that meant and asked, “pantheists, […]
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