In 1940 Einstein had written an article on Science and Religion and the reviewers made him write this rather caustic response according to the book Einstein and Religion by Max Jammer, 1999:
"I was barked at by numerous dogs who are earning their food guarding ignorance and superstition for the benefit of those who profit from it. Then there are the fanatical atheists whose intolerance is of the same kind as the tolerance of the religious fanatics and comes from the same source. They are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures who--in their grudge against the traditional "opium of the people"--cannot bear the music of the spheres. The wonder of nature does not become smaller because one cannot measure it by the standards of human moral and human aims".
This is the "golden mean" of the debate of science and religion. As I elaborated on before, I have fused science and religion. Einstein did not do this, despite being rather materialistic in his religiosity. He said: "Though religion determines the goal, science, in its broadest sense, shows the means for attaining this goal". Personally, I don't understand why science cannot have the same goal as religion. It is the same thing.
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