A Happy Conclusion to an Age Old Argument?

This is one of the most interesting commercials I’ve ever seen, and it doesn’t hurt that I happen to be a huge Einstein fan too. However, this is a very controversial piece because the dialogue you will see in this scene is heavily debated …because it’s a mystery whether or not this event really occurred.

This is an ad for bringing back religion in schools. The problem I have with religion being taught in public schools is that the people that seem to always push it on us are completely ok with the idea… just as long as it’s a Christian denomination (of course). Since I am not a Christian however, I have always had a big problem with this issue.

However, I’m definitely not an atheist, and I don’t believe Einstein was either. Like Einstein though, my belief in “god” ironically had more to do with my research of advanced physics rather than through the church, the bible, or traditional man-made religions.

In the bigger picture though, whoever is right in the present is completely irrelevant, and I don’t claim to have all the answers anyway. I also think it would be inappropriate at this time to try and argue that my beliefs of science, religion, or philosophy are superior to anyone else’s beliefs; therefore, I expect the same respect from the Christians.

What I do know however, is that if every school in every society had a mandatory class that taught our children the teachings of not one, but several religions, philosophy, tolerance, patience, creativity, open-mindedness, imagination, logic, critical-thinking, peaceful debate, and a place to express themselves and their ideas without judgment…not only will I show you a road to real, positive change, but our next generation might give us an honest chance to see world peace in our lifetimes…

“I have repeatedly said that in my opinion the idea of a personal God is a childlike one, but I do not share the crusading spirit of the professional atheist whose fervor is mostly due to a painful act of liberation from the fetters of religious indoctrination received in youth. I prefer an attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our own being” -Einstein

Btw, I hope I don’t sound like I’m comparing myself to Einstein as I wouldn’t last a week taking a college course in advanced physics. I find the subject absolutely fascinating, but my “research” of these subjects have mostly come from books specifically written for laypeople to understand 🙂

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