“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own heart”, not only does Albert Einstein quoted it but he was a believer of his sayings. The most influential physicist of the 20th century had his opinion to everything. His pen was his sword and the letters he wrote successfully moved millions of minds.
The God Letter:
One of his incredible letters, the “God Letter” which was written in 1954, has now been sold to nearly $2.9 million. The letter he sent to Erik Gutkind was earlier expected to fetch between $1 and $1.5 million but surprisingly broke all records.
A four-minute biding dispute over the phone between two clients and finally settling to a massive amount of $2,892,500, created a world record. The uncanny letter was sold with other mic drop pieces from literature like the Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species by Natural Selection”, which was sold at $162,500.
What was there in the “God Letter”?
Some excerpts from the “God Letter are:
“The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still purely primitive, legends which are nevertheless pretty childish,” the Noble Prize winner quoted.
“The Jewish people to whom I gladly belong, and in whose mentality I feel profoundly anchored, still for me does not have any different kind of dignity from all other peoples,” wrote Einstein.
Born in a Jewish family, the above statement came out to be as a massive contradiction. He also quoted Judaism as a religion of superstitions as any other religion of the world.
Albert Einstein was not only known for his theories and inventions in science but also was known for his letters. Another letter of his which he wrote to the former US President Franklin Roosevelt was also sold at an amount of $2 million.
Our Interpretation of the God Letter:
Einstein once quoted in one of his popular books that he is neither an atheist nor a pantheist. This thought of his is a reflection that he might not be a disbeliever of the Supreme Power, God but against the religious and superstitious practices. He might just be against the Bible’s interpretation of God.
Yes, we know the hard-core believers of science are the ones who show their disbelief towards religions and superstitions. But certainly, this kind of cut-throat statement wasn’t expected from a well-known physicist.
What can be said? The exhilarating fact is that an opinioned piece of writing can move someone to spend $3 million for it!