LONDON — A letter in which Albert Einstein dismissed the idea of God as a product of human weakness is being sold on eBay for a starting price of $3 million.The Scream, and now this. Why oh why can't I have millions just sitting around for times like this.
The letter, handwritten in 1954, a year before Einstein's death, was addressed to philosopher Eric Gutkind. In it, Einstein discussed his views on religion, including calling "the Bible a collection of honorable but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish."
An anonymous collector who bought the letter in 2008 is putting it on sale on online auction site eBay from Monday. The auction closes Oct. 18.
Seriously, Einstein was an amazing person, and anything from his hand would be of great value. His ideas may cause discussion, which causes thinking, which is what Einstein would enjoy.