Einstein Proves That God Exists in a Confrontation with a Professor-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
This is an account of a classroom encounter between young Albert Einstein and a professor who was arguing that the Christian faith is a myth. Einstein argues that evil is the absence of God in the same way that darkness is the absence of light and cold is the absence of heat.
There is no evidence that this exchange ever took place.
This eRumor has circulated without Einstein’s name and someone added it to a version that started circulating in the summer of 2004.
Also, it is not likely that young Einstein would have presented this argument.
In his Autobiographical Notes, he states that even though his Jewish family was not religious, he developed a “deep religiosity” as Jewish child that came to an end when he was 12.
He says he developed a skeptical attitude that never left him.
He made reference to “God” on many occasions but also said he did not believe some of the stories in the Bible and did not believe in a personal God.
Last updated 8/25/04