Monday, February 04, 2008

Einstein and Religion

Einstein is once supposed to have said something like, "Religion without science is blind, science without religion is lame". This is often quoted to say something like "See? Even Einstein said that religion is important. Most do not realise that Einstein had his own definition of religion, which was quite different from what most people usually take it to be.

Here is the original article: "Religion and Science" - New York Times Magazine, November 9, 1930

Here is an article in Kannada on the subject by my father, J R Lakshmana Rao, published in the January 25, 2008 edition of Prajavani.

The same article English, is coming soon. . . Here it is!

For your reading pleasure. . . .


  1. Praveen10:54 am

    The debate on existence of God has been a never ending debate.

    Both Atheists & Non- Atheists have their own way of explaining ( rather supporting ?) their view.

    In this regard, a opinion by a great scientist like Einstein ( and an excellent Translation of the same to Kannada by J R Laxman Rao) can put some good thoughts & ignite a healthy debate in this regard.

  2. They both go hand in hand. But to follow superstitions in terms of religion does not justify the presence of the latter.