…when he wasn’t formulating the Big Bang Hypothesis.
He was just like those pitchfork-waving yahoos Pasteur, Mendel, and Albert the Great.
I remember Fr. Benedict Groeschel remarking that Einstein was fascinated by the idea of transubstantiation. Apparently he hadn’t learned from combox atheists and other dimestore members of the Internet Tribunals of Real Science[TM] that there were not more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in an antique materialist’s philosophy. Einstein got the bulletin that the simple certainties of the Deist’s Newtonian universe are old hat. But an amazing number of Highly Advanced Internet Atheists still live in the 18th century and have never heard of Einstein, Lemaitre, Heisenberg–or Stalin, Pol Pot, and Mao.
They are also amazingly ignorant of Richard Rorty. But like Buzz Lightyear, they are always sure.
Since somebody mentioned it: Some of my atheist readers will be delighted to know that the Catholic Church let Copernicus out of hell!