Einstein's letter terming religion childish on sale

London, Oct 6 (IANS) Albert Einstein's handwritten letter in which he calls religion "childish" is to be auctioned on Monday.

The letter with a starting price of 1.85 million pounds (about $3 million), is expected to go for as much as 3.7million pounds (about $ 6 million).

In the letter to philosopher Eric Gutkind in 1954, the genius questions the existence of God. In his note, written a year before his death, Einstein says the word God is "nothing more than the expression of human weaknesses".

Einstein, born to Jewish parents, added: "The Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions."

The letter will be sold online through Los Angeles-based Auction Cause.

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