Albert Einstein 'absolutely not an atheist,' believed in God who brings 'harmony' in the universe

Albert Einstein during a lecture in Vienna in 1921.(Wikipedia)

It is a common misconception that most scientists are atheists, owing to the fact that science and religion are always perceived to be clashing against each other.

However, one of the greatest scientists to have ever lived, physicist and Theory of Relativity author Albert Einstein, believed in God and even once admitted anger towards atheists.

A book published by author Prince Hubertus in 1971 entitled "Einstein: The Life and Times" quoted the great scientist as expressing his anger towards non-believers for mistakenly quoting him to push their views. He was also baffled why atheists keep on insisting that God does not exist.

"In view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God. But what really makes me angry is that they quote me for the support of such views," Einstein said, as quoted by Hubertus.

In a separate book entitled "Einstein and the Poet. In Search of the Cosmic Man" published by author M. Berkowitz during the 1950s, the famous physicist put into words his sense of amazement towards God's creations.

"'God' is a mystery. But a comprehensible mystery. I have nothing but awe when I observe the laws of nature. There are not laws without a lawgiver, but how does this lawgiver look? Certainly not like a man magnified," Einstein, a Jew, said.

In a separate interview with the Saturday Evening Post in 1929, the scientist even said he was "enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene."

When asked during the same interview if he accepts the historical existence of Jesus Christ, Einstein replied, "Unquestionably! No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life."

Despite his extraordinary intelligence, Einstein nevertheless admitted that the mystery of God is too vast for him to comprehend.

"I'm absolutely not an atheist. ...The problem involved is too vast for our limited minds. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how," the physicist was quoted as saying in the 1930 book "Glimpses of Great."