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

 

Greetings Brethren,

 

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

Einstein’s mind.

 

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.

 

Cont. Part 5: Einstein’s’ Credo: What I Believe

 

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