We live in a world where answers are given more value than the questions being asked. We want results, not idle inquiry. We reward the definite and the concrete while dismissing the unanswerable and the curious. Today, I argue, the best of us really rests in the questions we ask and not in the answers we provide. When Albert Einstein was a teenager, he asked this question: “What would happen if I could imprison a ray of light?” Nobody had the answer to his question. For the rest of his life, he honored his own childhood wondering and brought the rest of us into his light.
God believers have always held up Albert Einstein — the World’s Smartest Man — as evidence that God exists because they believe Einstein said God was real.