EINSTEIN: GOD, RELIGION & SCIENCE
PART 4: SPINOZA’S GOD, EINSTEIN AND IMAGINATION
In the name of God Master, of the Universe, Ruler of the earth
Peace be unto you. To the Church and believing Christians everywhere and those that believe in the Bible as the Supreme authority of God’s Laws. For the record and the sign post many people that confess to be Christians are now during these trying times looking to man, materialism and God knows what as additional authorities on how to get to Heaven. Glory be to God our Father and to His Son our Savior Christ Jesus blessed by the Holy Spirit.
As Viereck continues his discussion with Einstein he relates Spinoza to Einstein’s concept of free-will. Meanwhile Einstein makes the following comment. “I am fascinated by Spinoza’s pantheism, but I admire even more his contribution to modern thought because he is the first philosopher to deal with the soul and body as one, and not two separate things.”
Now Viereck raises the question regarding Spinoza “How did he get his ideas?” Einstein responds “I’m enough of an artist to draw freely on my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”(Einstein His Life and Universe, Walter Isaacson, p. 387).
How Can Nature Conflict With Science?
As Einstein leaned on Spinoza
the often called noble and lovable
philosopher the Jewish community
cried out heretic.
Was the world clearly structured
revealing every event as a necessary
part of a whole? What did his
masterpiece “Ethics, Demonstrated
In Geometrical Order” say?
Spinoza with Einstein looking and
believing first reveals his essence of
God. Einstein taking detailed notes
sees his hallmark in Part II as Spinoza,
Reflects on the mind and body not
as two separate substances but as
two aspects of the one substance.
Two plus one equals three.
I wonder, we wonder where was/is
the Spirit in this equation? As the soul
and body decayed the Spirit lived
on. There will also be a resurrection.
The Ethics of Spinoza and his student
Einstein now move to Parts III, IV
and V. His moral theories now invade
The terms good and bad as to free
will are just words humans use to
express their desires. Salvation thus
comes from the release of the enslavement,
To these emotions. Then we can reason
with the order of the universe and to love
God in an intellectual sense. Is love only
seen then among the learned gentry?
But Spinoza and Einstein if we
may ask-----Just how can the primitive
ways of pantheism spell out the way
toward interpreting the concept of God?
Is God only seen in the study of nature?
Does this clash with the whole idea of
monotheism? Is God then much more
than what the eyes can see?
Part II: Imagination Realized
Now not to discount nor deny are rule
out Spinoza let us walk with Einstein in
the intellectual world of factual and
theoretical fantasy grasping philosophical
ammunition as we go.
We agree but the jury is out on Spinoza
that realized dreams are boundless and
often flirt with the move of the Spirit.
However flirtations are realized as real
among those that believe and are converted.
Meanwhile the books had limited pages
and so was the established doctrine for that
theory. However the great thinkers never
ceased to think and imagine things they,
Have been told and forgotten only
for a little while. So my time your time
ain’t long. Nor is the decision to accept
Christ, right from wrong.
There is day and night, as we think we
imagine of night at day but the sun will
never clash with the rise of the moon. Nor
will rain flow from the ground to the Heavens.