|The World’s Greatest Scientists Believed in God – Why Atheists Cannot Make a Reciprocal Proclamation|
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Charles Darwin, the most famous biologist of all time, was a firm believer in God. Later in his life, he did experience conflict while following his strain of Christianity devoutly.
He especially struggled with the concept of ‘evil’.
But even though his belief may have wavered for a while, in his later years he was heard proclaiming that he never was an atheist, in the sense of denying the existence of a God.
Religious individuals in the fields of physics and chemistry
Isaac Newton’s religious views were quite unconventional for the age in which he lived. If his views were made public, he would have surely been considered a non-conformist. But he was a firm believer nevertheless.
He was deemed a dissident because he was opposed to the idea of the divinity of the Trinity. But although a radical heretic, he was definitely a theist.
Albert Einstein is one of those who could be considered an atheist, but even then, not completely.
Though he was raised as a Jew, he later rejected the idea of a personal God who was benevolent, close to humans in appearance and took interest in the affairs of men.
Einstein was not a believer of the afterlife. But he did not describe himself as an atheist either. He believed that the God that everyone speaks of, exists as a vague entity, that humans cannot comprehend and more importantly, is universal.
In the field of chemistry, one can speak of the famous chemist Marie Curie. She was a Catholic but her mother’s death shook her faith a bit and pushed her towards agnosticism. But like Einstein, she never claimed to be a complete atheist.
In all three fields, there are prestigious figures who believe in the existence of a higher power. Although their religious views may have changed a bit over time, and those of a few were quite radical, they were believers nevertheless.
Science and religion together
These people demonstrate that it is possible to be a scientist and a religious individual at the same time and that the two need not be mutually exclusive.
Also, it is not necessary that these religious beliefs must be contradictory to the tenets of scientific thought. Galileo is known to have quoted, that he never felt obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect, intended us to forgo their use.
The atheist lot: Lenin, Stalin, and Mao
History shows us that the number one cause of wars on our planet is atheism. It has caused a number of catastrophic wars in the 20th century alone. Wars waged by Lenin, Stalin, and Mao, are the biggest examples of institutionalized atheism which led to an unprecedented loss of life.
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