May 13, 2008

"The most childish superstitions"

It's an article of faith among creationists and other assorted apologists that the noted German-American physicist Albert Einstein was a religious man.

Hopefully this letter will put an end to that once and for all.

Even still, the CBC report carries the desperate ramblings of an Oxford theologian, continuing in futile resistance against Einstein's now-total cultural appropriation by evil atheists.

Richard Dawkins has wondered why modern universities still have theology departments, and if so, why they don't likewise have an emeritus chair in leprechaun studies. It's a good question.

1 comment:

Tom said...

Why shouldn't universities have theology departments? More than 5/6ths of the world believe there is the existence of at least one deity, which makes the pursuit of understanding it/them more than reasonable.