Freundlich was an assistant at the Royal Observatory of Prussia in Berlin wishing to investigate the bending of starlight by the gravitational field of Jupiter, but Einstein pointed out it was not massive enough for a detectable effect.
Einstein in the letter also lamented If only we had an orderly planet larger than Jupiter!
Later posted in the Einstein lounge at the Princeton Department of Mathematics Department.
Einsteins own translation given to Derek Price was God is slick, but he ain't mean (1946).
The majority are even incapable of forming such opinions at all.
No cited primary source has been found, so it is almost certainly falsely linked with Einstein.
A person who is religiously enlightened appears to me to be one who has, to the best of his ability, liberated himself from the fetters of his selfish desires and is preoccupied with thoughts, feelings, and aspirations to which he clings because of their superpersonal value.
It seems to me that what is important is the force of this superpersonal content and the depth of the conviction concerning its overpowering meaningfulness, regardless of whether any attempt is made to unite this content with a divine Being, for otherwise it would not be possible to count Buddha and Spinoza as religious personalities.
This means an intervention on the part of religion into the sphere of science; this is where the struggle of the Church against the doctrines of Galileo and Darwin belongs.
On the other hand, representatives of science have often made an attempt to arrive at fundamental judgments with respect to values and ends on the basis of scientific method, and in this way have set themselves in opposition to religion. First sentence written in a French essay, 'Mes Projets d'Avenir' (), at age 17.