Einstein was a deeply religious individual and wrote extensively about the philosophy of religion

Einstein was a deeply religious individual and wrote extensively about the philosophy of religion

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Einstein was a deeply religious individual and wrote extensively about the philosophy of  religion. Although he was born a Jew, his family was not particularly observant,  choosing not to follow traditional dietary laws or attend religious services. They sent  Albert to a Catholic public primary school at age six, though he did receive instruction in  his own religion from a distant relative, as such instruction was compulsory in the state  of Bavaria. When Einstein moved on to the Luitpold Gymnasium, he received the two  hours of religious instruction per week that the school offered its Jewish pupils. Einstein  studied the Ten Commandments, biblical history, and the rudiments of Hebrew  grammar. Although he went through a strong religious phase as a child, his  acquaintance with Max Talmud, the poor Jewish medical student who joined the  Einstein family for a weekly meal, soon weakened his regard for traditional religion. 
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course BIO 1320 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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