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Did Einstein Believe in God?
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“There must be something behind the energy” – Einstein
In school, my younger years, it was my understanding that Einstein was all science. And I thought he was an atheist. He was not. Doesn’t bother me either way, but perhaps was some group’s idea to ‘hide’ or ‘alter’ what he really said from the conscience of mainstream civilization post 1960. When finding this article on bethinking.org I thought I would share this incredible work with you.
What would Einstein say about God? I admire him and Edison very much, as Tesla. Who doesn’t?
Except, I wonder, what did he say about God specifically?
Dawkins explains that in dealing with Einstein’s religious views he relied on Max Jammer’s book Einstein and Religion.
What did Einstein really say?
The following quotations from Einstein are all in Jammer’s book:
“Behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force is my religion. To that extent, I am in point of fact, religious.”
“Every scientist becomes convinced that the laws of nature manifest the existence of a spirit vastly superior to that of men.”
“Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe – a spirit vastly superior to that of man.”
“The divine reveals itself in the physical world.”
“My God created laws… His universe is not ruled by wishful thinking but by immutable laws.”
“I want to know how God created this world. I want to know his thoughts.”
“What I am really interested in knowing is whether God could have created the world in a different way.”
“This firm belief in a superior mind that reveals itself in the world of experience, represents my conception of God.”
“My religiosity consists of a humble admiration of the infinitely superior spirit, …That superior reasoning power forms my idea of God.”
“There must be something behind the energy”
What gives the lie to Dawkins’ claim that Einstein was an atheist is Einstein’s repeated references to “a superior spirit”, ”a superior mind”, “a spirit vastly superior to men”, ”a veneration for this force” etc. etc. This is not atheism. It is clear Einstein believed that there is something beyond the natural, physical world – a supernatural creative intelligence. Further confirmation that Einstein believed in a transcendent God comes from his conversations with his friends. David Ben-Gurion, the former Prime Minister of Israel, records Einstein saying “There must be something behind the energy.”
According to Dawkins, “Einstein was repeatedly indignant at the suggestion he was a theist.” The evidence from Jammer’s book is the exact opposite. What Einstein actually said is:
“I am not an atheist, and I don’t think I can call myself a pantheist.”
“Then there are the fanatical atheists whose intolerance is of the same kind as the intolerance of the religious fanatics and comes from the same source.”
“There is harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, yet there are people who say there is no God. But what really makes me angry is that they quote me to support such views.”
SHOUT OUT TO BETHINKING.ORG, INCREDIBLE ARTICLE, RESEARCH, AND SOURCING.
Very interesting. Check out the article for way more knowledge and more reasons to take a deep breath and explore all possibilities and think ‘outside the box’.
Learn To Love Yourself
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To the person reading this, may your life be filled with joy forever.
We are all going through a rough and difficult time. So, Stay strong.
Hello my friends = )
Right now, there are people all over the world who are just like you.
They’re either lonely, they’re missing someone, they’re depressed, they’re hurt, they’re scared from the past, they’re having personal issues.
They wish, they dream, they hope. And right now, they are sitting here reading these words, and I’m writing this for you so you don’t feel alone anymore.
Always remember, don’t be depressed about the past, don’t worry about the future, and just focus on today. If today’s not so great don’t worry! Tomorrow’s a new chance. If you are reading this, be sure to share this to make others feel better.
Watch this with your Children
People Upset 2000Mules
I’m just going to let this video speak for itself.
Anyone watch this yet? It’s $29.99 to buy the 2000Mules documentary and we should all pay for it. Recently have you heard psychos are threatening to burn down Churches for Roe vs Wade I pray that may our Father God of the Universe – our creator – place STRENGTH & COURAGE into our law enforcement and PROTECT AMERICA
I LIKE TUCKER CARLSON GENTLEMEN
Charles Krauthammer known as a supporter of abortion legalization (although he believed Roe vs Wade was wrongly decided)
“If it’s still low, then we can bump it up,” she joked, “I want a Lamborghini.”
What did Charles think about Abortion?
Opinion | The Example of Charles Krauthammer – The New York Times (nytimes.com)
When he was 22, enrolled as a student in medical school, he hit his head at the bottom of a pool, broke his neck and injured his spinal cord. Charles used a wheelchair and had only partial use of his arms and hands. The fact that he graduated from medical school is itself remarkable. (After he broke his neck he spent 14 months in the hospital recovering.) He rarely spoke about his accident, and when he did, he did so in a relaxed, matter-of-fact manner, minimizing its impact. He once described his accident to me as “my one bad break,” adding, “Overall, I’ve been dealt a pretty good hand.” He was without an ounce of self-pity.
On June 8, Charles announced that his doctors had informed him that he had only a few weeks to live, the result of an aggressive, rapidly spreading cancer. “This is the final verdict,” he wrote in a note to his readers. “My fight is over.” He died on Thursday.
It is a shattering loss. Charles, who received the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, was not only an elegant writer; he also had a beautiful mind: precise, logical, subtle and blessedly free of cant. He loathed trendiness and the fads that sometimes sweep over the culture.
Political tribalism is rotting American politics; it needs more people who reject partisan zeal and can speak honestly about their own side’s blind spots and defects. Charles, alert to the maladies of the American right, was a fierce critic of Pat Buchanan in the early 1990s, when Mr. Buchanan was bringing conservative audiences to their feet with a nascent version of the ugliness and divisiveness that has come to characterize the Republican Party under President Trump. This helps explain why it was no surprise that Charles has been a harsh critic of Mr. Trump, who is an anathema to everything Charles prized. (In October 2015 Charles, in reacting to Mr. Trump’s claim that “I’m a great Christian,” told me, “Hell, I’m a better Christian than Donald Trump.” Charles, a Jew who referred to himself as a “complicated agnostic,” was right.)
I have enormous respect for Charles, and he believed Row vs Wade was done incorrectly.
John F. Kennedy said, “The Greeks defined happiness as the full use of your powers along the lines of excellence.” Charles Krauthammer lived a happy life.
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Since 1968, when Congress passed, and President Lyndon Johnson signed into law, the first federal hate crimes statute, the Department of Justice has been enforcing federal hate crimes laws. The 1968 statute made it a crime to use, or threaten to use, force to willfully interfere with any person because of race, color, religion, or national origin and because the person is participating in a federally protected activity, such as public education, employment, jury service, travel, or the enjoyment of public accommodations, or helping another person to do so. In 1968, Congress also made it a crime to use, or threaten to use, force to interfere with housing rights because of the victim’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; in 1988, protections on the basis of familial status and disability were added. In 1996, Congress passed the Church Arson Prevention Act, 18 U.S.C. § 247. Under this Act, it is a crime to deface, damage, or destroy religious real property, or interfere with a person’s religious practice, in situations affecting interstate commerce. The Act also bars defacing, damaging, or destroying religious property because of the race, color, or ethnicity of persons associated with the property.
In 2009, Congress passed, and President Obama signed, the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, expanding the federal definition of hate crimes, enhancing the legal toolkit available to prosecutors, and increasing the ability of federal law enforcement to support our state and local partners. This law removed then existing jurisdictional obstacles to prosecutions of certain race- and religion-motivated violence, and added new federal protections against crimes based on gender, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Before the Civil Rights Division prosecutes a hate crime, the Attorney General or someone the Attorney General designates must certify, in writing, that (1) the state does not have jurisdiction; (2) the state has requested that the federal government assume jurisdiction; (3) the verdict or sentence obtained pursuant to state charges did not demonstratively vindicate the federal interest in eradicating bias-motivated violence; or (4) a prosecution by the United States is in the public interest and necessary to secure substantial justice.
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY :)
5/8/2022 @ 12:07AM HEY HAVE A JOYFUL TIME WITH MOM TODAY!
GOING TO READ YOU THIS SCRIPTURE. SOON I WILL BE POSTING AUDIO CLIPS, TO GUIDE YOU ALL.
Romans Chapter 8 vs 28 with the King James version Printed by Authority in London and New York Old and New Testaments
Appointed to be read in Churches. Rose Gold Outline
ROMANS 8 vs 28 – “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
State Of The Union 2022
Happy New Year 2022
So much suffering in the past few centuries, the dark ages, the sickness and death, the wars.
Many were dark, cold, couldn’t see because they didn’t have glasses. We have modern medicine.
Our technology is going to accelerate in the next ten years.
What an amazing time to be alive.
I just want to say if it was not for my faith, I would not be here.
Faith truly does move mountains.
Someone told me that – what if Good and Evil is a part of the same coin. (ying & yang?)
What is Yin and Yang?
Briefly put, the meaning of yin and yang is that the universe is governed by a cosmic duality, sets of two opposing and complementing principles or cosmic energies that can be observed in nature. The yin-yang philosophy says that the universe is composed of competing and complementary forces of dark and light, sun and moon, male and female.
God allows the evil to exist. We cannot have light without the dark.
We have free-will.
But I would encourage all of you, to choose the good. For your children. For humanity. For your grandmother. For our grandfather. And may you be rewarded. You have a choice, do the best you can.
I have studied so many religions, to find the truth. And the truth is, believe – there are still many sources of energy that we do not understand. And things we cannot see, even with technology.
The whole of Einstein’s life’s work was to show that what we perceive as hard matter is mostly empty space with a pattern of energy running through it. This includes ourselves.
And what Quantum Physics has shown is that when we Look at these patterns of energy at smaller and smaller levels, startling results can be seen. Experiments have revealed that when you break apart small aspects of this energy, what we call elementary particles, and try to observe how they operate, the act of observation itself alters the results – as if these elementary particles are influenced by what the experimenter expects. This is true even if the particles must appear in places they couldn’t possibly go, given the laws of the universe as we know them: two places at the same moment, forward or backward in time, that sort of thing.
King Solomon ruled the whole kingdom of Israel, and he still would never be as great as a King that he was, without the grace of God. Solomon married the daughter of the Pharaoh in Egypt to cement his rule. He continued making treaties with all the countries around him, ensuring that his rule would be marked by peace, not war. Solomon authored three books of the Bible: Proverbs, Song of Songs, and Ecclesiastes.
I only say that I am no longer a religious man, and that isn’t what I believe in anymore – because – these groups, in my opinion, cause quarrels among each other and it causes everyone to fight about it. Imagine if your family has multiple beliefs, they won’t accept each others ideas, causing division. However they all have the same goal.
I just would rather believe what is revealed to me and pray for peace. And using all the books, from all religions, find the truth.
And that is why – I am spiritual.
What does spiritual mean anyway?
Relationship between religion and spirituality
While spirituality may incorporate elements of religion, it is generally a broader concept. Religion and spirituality are not the same thing, nor are they entirely distinct from one another. The best way to understand this is to think of two overlapping circles like this:
- In spirituality, the questions are: where do I personally find meaning, connection, and value?
- In religion, the questions are: what is true and right?
Where the circles overlap is the individual experience, which affects the way you think, feel, and behave.
Spirituality versus emotional health
You will notice as you read on that many practices recommended for cultivating spirituality are similar to those recommended for improving emotional wellbeing.
This is because there is a connection between the two—emotional and spiritual wellbeing influence one another and overlap, as do all aspects of wellbeing.
- Spirituality is about seeking a meaningful connection with something bigger than yourself, which can result in positive emotions, such as peace, awe, contentment, gratitude, and acceptance.
- Emotional health is about cultivating a positive state of mind, which can broaden your outlook to recognize and incorporate a connection to something larger than yourself.
Thus, emotions and spirituality are distinct but linked, deeply integrated with one another.
“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.” – Thomas Merton
If you are from unitedspirit – WELCOME BROTHERS AND SISTERS !
So we have to, evolve, as that is the human soul – and we are now in the future.
Welcome to 2022.
Food for thought = Do you think we reincarnate after death or do we survive as a spirit, or are you just, as they say, dust to dust?
We need to bring Dr. Strange on here with some multi-verse ideas to teach the new generation that all things are possible with God. But – the religion – privileged to live in the USA, to have that Freedom (to choose what is best for the individual), and BTW I love international people and ideas.
We need to immigrate more international people from around the world with science and new ideas.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2021
To my friends, my family, my readers =
This year I am thankful for many things.
I just want to tell you that, no matter what you have done, and no matter what you have failed to do – that God’s mercy endureth forever.
There is good in your heart. You are part of the human creation. The DNA genes that penetrate your heart veins & flow inside and pump the red blood inside you.
I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving – be with the ones you care about.
Be thankful. I thank you all for reading.
Compassion For Humanity
A terrible storm descents on a country town. Eventually the streets are flooded, and the water is rising fast. The town preacher is standing on the steps of the church, praying for deliverance, when a guy in a row boat comes by. “Better get in the boat, preacher! The water is rising fast!”
The preacher waves him away. “No. I have faith in the Lord. He will protect me.” And so the guy rows away.
The water keeps rising, and the preacher has to retreat to the bell tower. At this point, another guy comes by in a speed boat. “Get in, preacher! The dam is going to break, and we’ll all be washed away!”
Again, the preacher waves him away. “No. I have faith in the Lord. He will protect me.” And so the guy guns the engine and zooms away.
The flood waters keep rising, and the preacher is forced to climb to the very top of the steeple. About that time, a police helicopter flies overhead. The cops drop a ladder to the preacher and shout at him: “Grab the ladder, preacher! The dam has broken, and the water is coming this way fast!”
The preacher waves the chopper away. “No. I have faith in the Lord. He will protect me.”
Not long after the helicopter flies away, a huge wave of water comes rushing in, and the preacher drowns. He goes to heaven, and he is taken to see God. “My Lord! I had faith! I prayed to you! Why didn’t you save me?!”
And God says, “WHAT DID YOU WANT FROM ME? I SENT YOU TWO BOATS AND A HELICOPTER.”
Compassion begins with the awareness that we suffer and the other people suffer, but that’s not nearly the end of the story. Of course it matters that we recognize this. If we can’t, we may feel isolated and alone, or we may feel pity, contempt, or even anger. Once we connect with the awareness of our suffering and the suffering of others, we have some jobs to do.
First: Consider that there is something we can do to address our suffering and the suffering of others.
This isn’t necessarily easy, especially if we’ve been hurting for a long time and feel overwhelmed by the scale of the pain we feel and witness. It can be very, very hard sometimes to remember that, whatever our situations, there is always something we can do to be kinder and more compassionate to ourselves and others.
Second: We then have the chance to look inside ourselves and decide if we are willing to do what it takes to address our suffering and the suffering of others.
Again, it may not be easy, but this is not a low-stakes game. This is your one-and-only life we’re talking about. You’re stronger than you imagine you are, and your willingness and intention to take even tiny steps toward addressing your suffering and the suffering of others matters—a lot.
Third: Once you can recognize the fact of suffering and feel willing to do something about it, the real work of compassion comes in moving your hands and feet.
Do something about it. The smallest, subtlest thing matters, Little things build quickly.
Will we put an end to suffering? No. And we probably wouldn’t want to if we could. The rose’s perfume is as much the result of its thorns as anything else. The love we feel for our lovers and our children is all the stronger because of the realization that our time with them is not without limit. Our suffering and the suffering of others is an invitation for us to fully be who we are: kinder, more caring, and more sensitive instruments for living.
Persistence. Continue to reach your goals. Have compassion and faith. Check out this great motivational video.
live more passionately
On September 20th, 2013 this website was launched.
Today marks an important event. It has been precisely 7 years, 11 months, and 28 days since I first created and posted here. I was in tech school at the time. It will be 8 years on the 20th.
What has changed since 2013. Can you remember 2013?
It doesn’t seem that long ago – but it will be 8 years! WOW!
Where will we all be in 8 more years… Perhaps it would be the proper time to read some poetry.
What is Poetry?
Writing a poem is not about bringing some words together to create some charming sentences.
It’s so much deeper than that. Writing poetry is a bridge that allows people to express their feelings and make others live every single word they read.
Poetry is to educate people, to lead them away from hate to love, from violence to mercy and pity.
Writing poetry is to help this community better understand life and live it more passionately.
Who is John Donne? One of the most famous poets.
I personally had no idea who this was, but looking for some great poems I came across this great man named John Donne. Here is some information on him.
His great education and poetic talents, Donne lived in poverty for several years, relying heavily on wealthy friends.
He spent much of the money he inherited during and after his education on womanizing, literature, pastimes, and travel.
In 1601, Donne secretly married Anne More, with whom he had twelve children.
In 1615 he was ordained deacon and then Anglican priest, although he did not want to take Holy Orders and only did so because the king ordered it.
He also served as a member of Parliament in 1601 and in 1614.
John Donne was an English poet, scholar, soldier and secretary born into a recreant family, who later became a cleric in the Church of England.
Under royal patronage, he was made Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
Donne’s love poetry was written nearly 400 years ago; yet one reason for its appeal is that it speaks to us as directly and urgently as if we overhear a present confidence.
Let sea-discoverers to new worlds have gone,
Let maps to others, worlds on worlds have shown,
Let us possess one world, each hath one, and is one.
Some of Donne’s finest love poems, such as “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning,” prescribe the condition of a mutual attachment that time and distance cannot diminish:
Dull sublunary lovers’ love
(Whose soul is sense) cannot admit
Absence, because it doth remove
Those things which elemented it.
But we by a love, so much refined,
That our selves know not what it is,
Inter-assured of the mind,
Care less, eyes, lips, and hands to miss.
Ah yes, is it better to have love, then lost – then ever to love at all?
It is a very powerful emotion. The man who can completely control that emotion, is strong indeed.
Someday someone will break you. And then, you will become unbreakable.
Read more about John Donne @ Wikipedia
Difference between Sep 20, 2013 and Sep 16, 2021 (including both days): 7 years 11 months 28 days
or 95 months 28 days
or 417 weeks 0 days
or 2919 calendar days
Within which, there are:
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The human Element
How does the Bible define vanity and lust? What do they have in common? How are they linked together? What great deception do lust and vanity share?
With everything going on in our world, with the media and entertainment, I myself almost forgot what this even means.
I was fascinated with the results of researching this.
What is Vanity?
Vanity (sometimes referred to as pride in Scripture) occurs when we decide something makes us an overall better or more valuable individual than others. The definition of lust includes far more than strongly desiring illicit sex (Matthew 5:28, Romans 1:27). It is the intense desire and demand that we have something because we decide we need it.
Vanity ultimately seeks validation in the eyes of others. For example, the devil not only wants to rule everything, but is vain enough to think he is deserving of worship (which will happen in the end time). This worship will underscore, to him, his believed superiority (Isaiah 14:13 – 14, Revelation 13:7 – 8). Lust, however, simply demands from others what we do not have.
Both of these ways of thinking are quite similar. They both are self-absorbing and self-centered deceptions that leave little, if any, room for considering the wellbeing of others.
In fact, both of them can be pursued so intensely that their negative impact on the lives of others is either minimized or not even considered.
Allegory of Vanity Peter Candid (1548 – 1628)
The attitudes of vanity and lust are also linked together as they are the first.
King Solomon lists a proud look (vanity) at the top of his list of seven things God hates (Proverbs 6:16 – 19). Pride is also considered, by the Catholic Church, one of the seven deadly sins or attitudes.
Paul states that those who do not have God live according to the vanity of their own minds (they decide for themselves what is right and wrong, Ephesians 4:17).
Lust, according to Paul, is directly linked to breaking the tenth of the Ten Commandments which forbids coveting (Romans 7:7, Exodus 20:17). It is both deceitful and corrupting (Ephesians 4:22) and wars against what is truly good for us (1Peter 2:11).
The book of James teaches that human nature’s tendency towards lust is the ground from which further sin can blossom (James 1:13 – 15). He also states that contentions and conflicts between people spring from trying to fulfill its selfish desires (James 4:1 – 3).
Two sins ever committed. Lucifer turned himself into the first vain being when he decided his beauty, wisdom and all that he was blessed with made him greater than his Creator (Ezekiel 28:16 – 17). The devil’s new selfish way of thinking then led him to foolishly pursue the power and authority of his Maker (Isaiah 14:13 – 14).
The Apostle John ties all of the above together when he states that the lust of the flesh and eyes, as well as the pride (vanity) of life, leads to eternal death (1John 2:15 – 17).
The twin sins of lust and vanity are based on a single great deception.
This deception is that an individual can achieve their greatest existence possible through focusing on themselves and their own desires.
This is diametrically opposite to what Jesus taught.
Christ revealed that those who seek to “find” their life will lose it, but those who lose it (through selflessly loving others) will find it (Matthew 10:39). We must therefore place God at the center of our personal universe and not dedicate our existence on pursuing the destructive sins of lust and vanity.
Not sure what you believe – but only one man – Yeshua, has the power to forgive this sin.
Jesus, whose English name comes from the Hebrew “Yeshua” via the Greek “Iesous”.
Love, Peace, Mercy, Respect.
Never Give Up
The Mercy you show others, is the mercy that God will show you.
Just keep getting back up if you fall.
No matter what you have done, and no matter what you have failed to do.
Good or Bad, Right or Wrong, Win or Lose, Rich or Poor – Have Faith – Repent your Sins – Always Love the Good – And Remember:
We Rise And Fall – And Rise Again ! Thru it all, God loves you.