Tuesday, August 09, 2011

X-Ray Vision and Jesus, The Light of Truth

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*
Fr. Georges Lemaître, originator of Big Bang cosmology and Albert Einstein

"Being a lover of freedom, when the Nazi revolution came in Germany, I looked to the universities to defend it, knowing that they had always boasted of their devotion to the cause of truth; but, no, the universities immediately were silenced. Then I looked to the great editors of newspapers, whose flaming editorials in days gone by had proclaimed their love of freedom: but they, like the universities, were silenced in a few short weeks. Only the Church stood squarely across the path of Hitler's campaign for suppressing the truth. I never had any special interest in the Church before, but now I feel a great affection and admiration because the Church alone has had the courage and persistence to stand for intellectual truth and moral freedom. I am forced thus to confess that what I once despised, I now praise unreservedly."

–Albert Einstein, quoted in Time Magazine December 23, 1940

NOTE:  Many thanks to a comment from Matthew W. I. Dunn who pointed out that the source text of the above quote is not accurate. My source originally had it posted as Only the Catholic Church stood... I apologize for not double checking this secondary source more closely. I also apologize to the Christians who may have felt slighted by this mistake.


AND FROM THE BLOGS:


Posted by Henry Vanden Brook on Monday, Feb 8, 2010 9:05 PM (EDT):

Teapot562, I think you are right. Einstein proved that E=mc2, that is the total energy of a mass is equal to the mass times the speed of light square. And light is a form of energy. I remember my professor saying that we have figured out how to convert mass into light and energy, but what would really be neat is learning how to controlably convert it back to mass. I told him that has been done. Jesus was able to walk through a wall and then eat a fish. He remembered the story and said he stood corrected.



Sincerely yours in Jesus and Mary,

Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary

Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God


Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:

Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

2 comments:

africansuzy said...

Hi Mike & Jen, I didn't know you had a blog. I have read some of it and it is great. I miss you guys. How are you doing? I have tried to call both of you but the phone won't let me get through. You are in my prayers. You are very loved. Susie
PS what is the Rainbow Bridge?

Matthew W. I. Dunn said...

Dear Mr. Rizzio:

That is NOT what Albert Einstein said. I don't know where you got it from, but someone has misrepresented it to you by changing the text. Einstein in fact said "the Church" (meaning ALL the Christian denominations of Germany) and not the Catholic Church specifically.

I paste the original quote below:

"Being a lover of freedom, when the revolution came in Germany, I looked to the universities to defend it, knowing that they had always boasted of their devotion to the cause of truth; but, no, the universities immediately were silenced. Then I looked to the great editors of the newspapers whose flaming editorials in days gone by had proclaimed their love of freedom; but they, like the universities, were silenced in a few short weeks. . . .

"Only THE CHURCH stood squarely across the path of Hitler's campaign for suppressing truth. I never had any special interest in the Church before, but now I feel a great affection and admiration because the Church alone has had the courage and persistence to stand for intellectual truth and moral freedom. I am forced thus to confess that what I once despised I now praise unreservedly." TIME, "Religion: German Martyrs" (12/23/40)

In the article, it highlights the opposition of both Protestants AND Catholics.

Anyone with a college or university account can probably access the original article on-line. Go to: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,765103,00.html

Sorry, . . . but, the Truth is the Truth (Jn 3:21).