You can bid on Albert Einstein’s “Historic 1954 ‘God Letter’ Handwritten Shortly Before His Death. Make sure you’re pre-approved before you bid or you’re out of luck.
Some key passages:
… The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.
Now that I have quite openly stated our differences in intellectual convictions it is still clear to me that we are quite close to each other in essential things, i.e; in our evaluations of human behavior. What separates us are only intellectual ‘props’ and ‘rationalization’ in Freud’s language. Therefore I think that we would understand each other quite well if we talked about concrete things.
It’s actually pretty cool document. Auction closes in about a week so hop to it. Here’s the link for your shopping pleasure. 🙂