It seems to me that the idea of a personal God is an anthropological concept which I cannot take seriously. I feel also not able to imagine some will or goal outside the human sphere.
This is a really interesting quote, IMO. It highlights one of the typical flaws of religious argumentation ... even though Einstein is arguing against religion, I know. I mean, I agree with him. Obviously. :-) But it's interesting that even such a great thinker at least this once fell into this very typical trap - he can't imagine it, so it can't be real. That's something creotards will often claim as an argument against evolution - they don't understand it, they don't see how it's possible, so then it can't be real and/or valid. But of course a failure of human understanding proves nothing except that human understanding sometimes fails. Even if you're Albert Einstein. :-)
A rhetorical question: Why do some people feel the need to jump down the throat of anyone who disagrees with them, even if they disagree politely and without offensive language? And can doing so be blamed on supposedly having ADD?
But more importantly, it's Herman's birthday today! (Or hatching day, whatever. :-) Yay! My little critter is six years old today. Aw. My special little guy. :-) As a birthday treat, he's going to get his usual dinner. Hey, he only has the hindbrain, he doesn't understand about birthdays. He's also getting to star in a Youtube video on how to differentiate between the sexes in the Chinemys species. I'm uploading it now, it's just taking forever.
Here he is a couple of days ago getting out of the small travel cage after one of these incredibly boring treatments he's been having - the last one was yesterday, so fingers crossed. :-)
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