Einstein’s letter on religion went under the hammer

Письмо Эйнштейна о религии ушло с молотка

Einstein’s letter on religion sold at auction

Letter from albert Einstein on matters of religion has sold at auction for $ 2.8 million.

Letter from albert Einstein to philosopher Erich Gutkind about matters of religion were sold at auction for 2.8 million dollars, the press service of the house of Christie’s.

The original price of the document amounted to $ 11.5 million.

The document is an academic response to the book of Gutkind Choice of life: the biblical call to revolt. In a letter more fully outlines the religious and philosophical views of Einstein.

In his letter to the scientist, in particular, called “the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive people.”

“There is no interpretation, no matter how sophisticated it may be, can not (for me) to change anything in this,” – the document says.

Earlier, the auction sold the letter to Einstein about the theory of relativity. In addition, was made public racist records Einstein.

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