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  1. He was, but he didn't speak about God in the literal sense of the word. And due to the fact that not all presenters understand this, they quote him and accept him as “their”, although this is not the case at all. Read Richard Dawkins 'book” God as an Illusion ” – there is a chapter on Einstein.

  2. Einstein was not an atheist, explaining this with the following comment:: “I have repeatedly said that, in my opinion, the idea of a personified God looks childish. You may call me an agnostic, but I do not share the spirit of the crusades of professional atheists, whose fervor is mainly due to the painful liberation from the shackles of a religious upbringing received in youth. I prefer a humility that corresponds to the weakness of our intellectual awareness of nature and our own being.”

    And again: “Your question (about God) is the most difficult in the world. This is not a question that I can answer with a simple “yes”or ” no”. I'm not an atheist. I do not know if I can describe myself as a pantheist. This problem is too vast for our limited minds” from an interview with Vierek

    The question about the religious views of the famous scientist is very controversial, I would still classify him as a deist, but in an intellectual position he always claimed to be an agnostic. I hope I don't need to explain the difference between an intellectual position and a personal point of view

  3. Einstein was a pantheist. This means that although he used the word “god” quite often when talking about the world around him, the fact is that by it he meant not a supernatural being with unlimited abilities, but nature. He did not put any theistic load into this word. As mentioned in one of the answers, R. Dawkins 'book” God as an Illusion ” has a separate chapter on this issue.

  4. This is a very philosophical and subjective question. I see it this way – for Einstein, in fact, God was something that created the universe, basing it on such incredibly simple and beautiful laws as e=mc (2). At the limit, he probably believed that everything that exists, including this formula, is based on an even simpler and more beautiful formula. You can call it Universal Harmony, for example. For me, no doubt, it was his faith, but to religion (atheism is a religious, or rather “anti-religious” term) she had nothing to do with it. Except for the word God itself, which confused the situation.

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