Written in 1946 for "Autobiographical Notes" 3-5
"Thus I came...to a deep religiosity,which,however,found an abrupt ending at the age of 12. Through the reading of scientific books I soon reached the conviction that much in the stories of the Bible could not be true...Suspicion against every kind of authority grew out of this experience...an attitude which has never left me."
To M.Berkowitz, Oct. 25, 1950, Einstein Archives 59-215
"My position concerning God is that of an agnostic.I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver, especially a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment."