Einstein’s Letter Belittling God Expected To Fetch At Least $1 Million
Do you remember Albert Einstein? He is one of the greatest human beings that ever walked the face of the earth.
He was a theoretical Physicist and a Philosopher, and he developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics.
Albert Einstein was Jewish but unlike other Jews, he didn’t believe in God that much.
Now, a letter in which the famous Physicist explicitly rejected God and religion will be auctioned in December for the second time since he wrote it, a year before his death, reports Washington Post.
Einstein wrote the letter to a Jewish philosopher, Gutkind in 1954, and it caused a sensation when it first went public at an auction sale in 2008 – complete with Einstein's unambiguous declaration: "The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish."
It's not clear what Gutkind did with the letter, or how it emerged from obscurity in 2008, when the Associated Press wrote that someone with "a passion for theoretical physics and all that entails" had bought it at an auction for $404,000.
In 2012, the letter showed up again on eBay for an asking price of at least $3 million, but was apparently never sold.
The auction house Christie's expects the letter will sell for $1 million to $1.5 million when it goes on sale in New York in early December, after a series of public viewings.
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