I suppose most of us, as we try to understand the mysteries of life, look to the famous minds of the past and present. What we seek is affirmation of our own leanings. The problem is that we often find that some things are downright unexplainable.
I suspect that even Einstein, while he may have been the father of a great deal of scientific discovery, was troubled with the existence of God in all of His forms. He would not call himself an atheist. He chose agnostic as a better position. He did in fact declare the idea of a personal God.as being childlike, naive. He suggested “We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library knowing SOMEONE (mine) must have written all those books; he does not know who or how. yet the child recognizes a definite plan; a mysterious order.”
At this point I would liken myself to him, only that being perhaps that same child of God, I find no difficulty in assigning responsibility for the universe and it’s workings..
He steps further into the dilemma by saying ” There are two ways to live your life; One as though nothing is a miracle. The other as though everything is a miracle.” My point; not to argue with Einstein, is that we ALL have a choice. If you believe that everything is a miracle rather than nothing. And, I assume that he chose the former;. the question is still who and how. His trouble was with the “personal” part of God… that He does not single us out for his blessings. How would Einstein then explain his own intellect?
Well, God certainly never endowed me with a smigion of scientific intellect; but fortunately he gave me the faith in miracles that science seems to ignore.
Which is it Albert. Were you just accidentally smart. Did you just take a pill?