Atheists are always trying to convey that they are more intellectual persons than people who believes in God. They will try to outsmart you with their small scientific evidences that are not yet proven which Scientists also do not believe as true. The example of which is the Big Bang Theory and Theory of Evolution which a blogpost I have written about. (Atheism is a Religion). These theories do not provide clear evidences that even great Scientists do not support.
Great Scientists believe in God. It's either they are Christians, Jew or belong to other religion, one thing is clear: They believe in God. Albert Einstein is not a Christian, he is an Agnostic. He believes in God "...who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists." He openly said that he is not an Atheist. In fact he is angry being associated with Atheists.
Atheists love defending their faith with the Theory of Evolution, they detest the Creation - the Science of Intelligent Design. Here's a news for you Atheists: Charles Darwin have said that he was never an Atheist but he's an Agnostic. His faith to Christianity faded away during his 40's specially when his favorite daughter Annie died. He stopped going to church at around 1849. Charles Darwin would usually go with his family to church but only until the gate of the church. His family would go to church while he do his walk on Sundays. Charles Darwin was devastated when his favorite daughter dies and started to think about death, afterlife and God.
(I argue here that Scientists' decision are sometimes affected by their own beliefs or some circumstances around their lives. Just like how Albert Einstein initially urged the USA to develop the atomic bomb thru nuclear fission to defeat the German Nazis, which Einstein later regretted it. --Einstein-Szilárd letter)
Charles Darwin (father of the Theory of Evolution myth)
--I do not consider Darwin a great scientist
--This is just a proof that even Darwin distance himself from senseless, fanatical Atheists
"never been an Atheist in the sense of denying the existence of a God"
"I think that generally (and more and more as I grow older), but not always,
that an Agnostic would be a more correct description of my state of mind."
1. Of or pertaining to an agnostic or agnosticism
2. Uncertain of all claims to knowledge
1. Someone who is doubtful or noncommittal about something
2. A person who claims that they cannot have true knowledge
about the existence of God (but does not deny that God might exist)
List of Great Scientists that are NOT Atheists
Galileo Galilei (15 February 1564 – 8 January 1642) was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher closely associated with the scientific revolution. His achievements include the first systematic studies of uniformly accelerated motion, improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations, and support for Copernicanism.
In questions of science,
the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
Mathematics is the language in which God has written the universe.
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense,
reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go.
Blaise Pascal (June 19, 1623 – August 19, 1662) was a French mathematician, physicist, and religious philosopher. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a civil servant. Pascal's earliest work was in the natural and applied sciences where he made important contributions to the construction of mechanical calculators, the study of fluids, and clarified the concepts of pressure and vacuum by generalizing the work of Evangelista Torricelli. Pascal also wrote in defense of the scientific method.
Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true.
Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before
whom we can humble ourselves without despair.
That we must love one God only is a thing so evident that it does not require miracles to prove it.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't.
Sir Isaac Newton (4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727 was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, and theologian and one of the most influential men in human history. His Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, published in 1687, is considered to be the most influential book in the history of science, laying the groundwork for most of classical mechanics. In this work, Newton described universal gravitation and the three laws of motion which dominated the scientific view of the physical universe for the next three centuries.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion.
God governs all things and knows all that is or can be done
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
It is the perfection of God's works that they are all done with the greatest simplicity.
He is the God of order and not of confusion.
I have a fundamental belief in the Bible as the Word of God,
written by men who were inspired. I study the Bible daily.
All my discoveries have been made in answer to prayer.
This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets,
could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent Being.
Atheism is so senseless.
When I look at the solar system,
I see the earth at the right distance from the sun
to receive the proper amounts of heat and light.
This did not happen by chance.
Atheism is so senseless & odious to mankind that it never had many professors.
Can it be by accident that all birds beasts & men have their right side & left side
alike shaped (except in their bowels) & just two eyes & no more on either side the face &
just two ears on either side the head & a nose with two holes & no more between the eyes & one mouth under the nose & either two fore legs or two wings or two arms on the shoulders & two legs on the hips one on either side & no more? Whence arises this uniformity in all their outward shapes but from the counsel & contrivance of an Author? Whence is it that the eyes of all sorts of living creatures are transparent to the very bottom & the only transparent members in the body, having on the outside an hard transparent skin, & within transparent juices with a crystalline Lens in the middle & a pupil before the Lens all of them so truly shaped & fitted for vision, that no Artist can mend them? Did blind chance know that there was light & what was its refraction & fit the eyes of all creatures after the most curious manner to make use of it? These & such like considerations always have & ever will prevail with man kind to believe that there is a being who made all things & has all things in his power & who is therefore to be feared?
Sir William Mitchell Ramsay (March 15, 1851, Glasgow –April 20, 1939) was a Scottish archaeologist and New Testament scholar. He was the first Professor of Classical Archaeology at Oxford University and pioneered the study of antiquity in what is today western Turkey.
Fact: Considered to be one of the greatest archaeologists in history, Sir William Ramsay was initially skeptical and doubtful about the historical and geological references written by St. Luke in the book of Acts of the Bible. He went out to prove that what Luke have written in the book of Acts are inaccurate. After doing an extensive archaeological research work in Asia Minor (modern Turkey), he was convinced that Luke was a first rate/rank historian with the evidences he found out. He found out that Luke written the book of Acts with the smallest details (r.e.name of places, people and other details).
By the way, St. Luke is a Physician by profession
Sir William Ramsay wrote a lot of historical and archaeological books
about the evidences he found in his research.
He converted to Christianity later on.
Luke is a historian of first rank; not merely are his statements of fact trustworthy...
this author should be placed along with the very greatest of historians.
I may fairly claim to have entered on this investigation without prejudice in favor of the conclusion which I shall now seek to justify to the reader. On the contrary, I began with a mind unfavorable to it...but more recently I found myself brought into contact with the Book of Acts as an authority for the topography, antiquities, and society of Asia Minor. It was gradually borne upon me that in various details the narrative showed marvelous truth. In fact, beginning with a fixed idea that the work was essentially a second century composition, and never relying on its evidence as trustworthy for first century conditions, I gradually came to find it a useful ally in some obscure and difficult investigation
Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist. He is best known for his theory of relativity and specifically mass–energy equivalence, expressed by the equation E = mc2. Einstein received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect."
Einstein's many contributions to physics include:
- Special theory of relativity, which reconciled mechanics with electromagnetism
- General theory of relativity, a new theory of gravitation which added the
principle of equivalence to the principle of relativity
- Founding of relativistic cosmology with a cosmological constant
- The first post-Newtonian expansions for the perihelion advance of mercury and frame-dragging
- The deflection of light by gravity and gravitational lensing
- An explanation for capillary action
- The first fluctuation dissipation theorem which explained the Brownian movement of molecules
- The photon theory and wave-particle duality from the thermodynamic properties of light
- The quantum theory of atomic motion in solids
- Zero point energy
- The semiclassical version of the Schrodinger equation
- Relations for atomic transition probabilities which predicted stimulated emission
- The quantum theory of a monatomic gas which predicted Bose-Einstein condensation
- The EPR paradox
- A program for a unified field theory by the geometrization of physics.
Einstein published over 300 scientific works and over 150 non-scientific works.
In 1999 Time magazine named him the "Person of the Century",
and according to Einstein biographer Don Howard,
"to the scientifically literate and the public at large, Einstein is synonymous with genius."
Albert Einstein's belief about religion/God is not really clear but he is definitely not an Atheist. In fact, he despises being associated with the Atheists. Although Einstein rejected a personal God, he believes in a God that reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists. He was a non-practicing Jew and received instructions in The Bible during childhood which he have mentioned in one of his interviews.
Albert Einstein on God
“Do you believe in God? Stop. Prepaid reply fifty words.” Einstein replied,
“I believe in Spinoza’s God who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists,
not in a God who concerns himself with fates andactions of human beings.”
When Einstein was once asked to define God, he gave the following allegorical answer,
I’m not an atheist, and I don’t think I can call myself a pantheist.
We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages.
The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how.
It does not understand the languages in which they are written.
The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn’t know what it is.
That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
We see the universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws but only dimly understand these laws.
Our limited minds grasp the mysterious force that moves the constellations.
source: Einstein and Religion, Princeton University Press
Albert Einstein on Jesus Christ
To what extent are you influenced by Christianity?
“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.”
Have you read Emil Ludwig’s book on Jesus?
“Emil Ludwig’s Jesus is too shallow. Jesus is too colossal for the pen of phrase mongers, however artful.
No man can dispose of Christianity with a bon mot! (a clever remark)”
You accept the historical existence of Jesus?
“Unquestionably! 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.”
source: Einstein and Religion, Princeton University Press
Albert Einstein on Atheism
There are people who say there is no God,
But what makes me really angry is that they quote me for support of such views.
The fanatical atheists,
are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle.
They are creatures who--in their grudge against traditional religion as the 'opium of the masses'
-- cannot hear the music of the spheres.
What separates me from most so-called atheists is a feeling of utter humility
toward the unattainable secrets of the harmony of the cosmos
source: Einstein & Faith
Albert Einstein's well-known quotes about religion
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
A legitimate conflict between science and religion cannot exist
source: Albert_Einstein - Religious_views
Being an Atheist does not make you more intelligent than others
It's a shame that even Science, Scientists and simple logical reasoning deny Atheism
Great Scientists are not Atheists
Atheism is a religion
Scientific Hoax: Piltdown Man
Scientific Mistake: Nebraska Man
Scientific Racism: Ota Benga
Scientific Fraud: Richard Dawkins