The Order of St. Albert (Einstein) is a Gnostic order of monks dedicated to the belief that all knowledge brings us closer to an understanding of God. The Infinite Library is the headquarters for the Order.
Within the Tree of Time, the version of Albert Einstein that the Order follows is from Earth-105-19501205 according to the Yggdrasil divergence label. Within this branch of time, Einstein completed and published his Unified Field Theory. This publication also included a section that mathematically proved the existence of God. It has since become known popularly as the “God Equation.”
Princeton University published Einstein’s Unified Field Theory. The God Equation was largely ignored or simply laughed off by the scientific minds that read it. Rumors spread that Einstein was losing his mind in his old age. That is, until it came to the attention of Pope Pius XII in 1953 and was immediately embraced by him.
Pius XII was known for this reforms in the Catholic Church. He pressed for the God Equation to be adopted by the Church. Other Church leaders argued to oppose this, since it contradicted that the existence of God be accepted on faith.
Einsteinism became a popular subject on college campuses. Some found the underlying questions raised by the Equation intriguing. What if God could be found in science, or in sources other than religion?
The Catholic Church dropped the debate upon Pius XII’s death. Many in the Vatican found it a relief to return to business as usual. Word had spread into other religious circles in the meantime. Most fundamentalist churches declared Einsteinism an attack on religion and organized to keep it from spreading. Followers of this new branch of Christianity learned to practice it in secret, lest they be ostracized by their neighbors.
In 1964, followers of Einsteinism began vanishing. Primarily, the missing persons would be single men, but there would also be the occasional family. The usual pattern included the closing of bank accounts and the payoff of debts. Homes would be sold. Police would find the person’s vehicle abandoned near a library. Questioning the librarians would reveal that the missing people entered the building with a pass that allowed them into the special stacks of the library, but those same people were never seen to leave the building.
See: The Infinite Library
The Principles of Einsteinism
- I want to know God’s thoughts; the rest are details
- The further the spiritual evolution of humanity advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
- God is subtle but he is not malicious.
- Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
- The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing
- God does not play with dice.
- A joke becomes much less funny if it requires an explanation.