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"...As the first way out there was religion, which is implanted
into every child by way of the traditional education-machine.
Thus I came -- despite the fact that I was the son of entirely
irreligious (Jewish) parents -- to a deep religiosity, which,
however, found an abrupt ending at the age of 12. Through the
reading of popular scientific books I soon reached the conviction
that much in the stories of the [christian] bible could not be
true. The consequence was a positivly fanatic [orgy of] free-
thinking coupled with the impression that youth is intentionally
being deceived by the state through lies; it was a crushing
- This from his "Autobiographical Notes" appearing
in the volume "Albert Einstein: Philosopher-scientist."
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