"As a child I received instruction both in the Bible
and in the Talmud. I am a Jew, but I am enthralled
by the luminous figure of the Nazarene...
No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual
presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word.
No myth is filled with such life."
by:
Albert Einstein
(1879-1955) Physicist and Professor, Nobel Prize 1921
Date:
1929
Source:
in an interview with George Sylvester Viereck, "What Life Means to Einstein," The Saturday Evening Post, October 26, 1929, Curtis Publishing Company.
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i think that in a real world that would have made sense
 -- luke, the valley     
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    Wow -- interesting!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Einstein was careful in his wording. I fear the lesser person might read the word 'myth' as meaning 'truth' and forget the usefulness of myth as metaphor. It's easy to forget that it's the metaphor that applies just as it does in fairy tales.
     -- Terry Berg, Occidental, CA     
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     -- John C. McGill, Charleston, SC      
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     -- Joe, Rochester, MI      
     -- Dr. Arnott, AZ      
    He understood more than he let on.
     -- Fred, Tacoma WA     
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     -- Anonymous      
    From this and other statements he made it seems that Albert was not far from the kingdom himself. Being Jewish, kind words concerning the Nazarene are not the unusal fare.I had to overcome my own misconceptions of who Jesus was. God was gracious to me and He opened my eyes so I could see Yeshua (Jesus in Hebrew) clearly. His grace is still quite amazing.
     -- Steve, Coral Springs     
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     -- Anonymous      
    This quote sounds more inspirational than mytical and is not about comparing truth with fiction but sounds more like a concisive observation that's totally noncondecending and very personal.
     -- Larry G, Adrian MI     
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    i dont like this book
     -- lerenee spotherfillt, kansas     
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    I have read most of Einsteins quotes concerning the matter of God and Science. He concludes that everything from the entire universe to the most infinitesmal details points to God and a creator. Then he says for such a creator of such wonder, power and majesty, to whom a thousand years and dimensions are as one to be concerned with mankind is a child-like assertion. Now to me these powers or attributes of God are the very attributes that would make Him able to be personal with every detail of mankind. For something to be created in such intimate detail by a creator who isnt intimate makes no sense.
     -- chad m, Alabama     
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     -- Anonymous      
    The Brightest Mind of the 20th Century saw the answer all along in Christ
     -- ?, ?     
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