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 QUESTION:
About the Christians, Einstein once said - science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.  What do you think? Don't want to defy Einstein now do you!?
ANSWER:
I should be impressed by the number of logical fallacies packed in your question.  But I'm not, because I've come to expect this type of thing.  

Leaving aside the point that Einstein was wrong about some things (e.g. quantum non-locality), Einstein's religion wasn't Christianity, but a variant of cosmic mysticism.  Here's another quotation from Einstein: "I believe in Spinoza's God who reveals himself in the harmony of all that exists, but not in a God who concerns himself with the fate and actions of human beings."

Appealing to the authority of Einstein in the first place represents a logical fallacy called argumentum ad verecundiam, assuming Einstein was infallible is mistaken, inferring that he supported the Christian position is misleading, and implying that all those who reject Christianity therefore hold no alternative and perhaps superior religious belief is shortsighted.  

Put in context, your question logically implodes from four different directions.  Bravo!

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