No, no, that’s not a sin, either…

Worried to death
St. Peter talking to man who is standing at the Pearly Gates of Heaven.

No, no, that’s not a sin, either. My goodness, you must have worried yourself to death.

~ Charles Barsotti, The New Yorker Collection, 9/13/1993


Einstein’s idea of God–the superior reasoning power

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.

~ Albert Einstein

Insights into the mystery of life is at the center of true religiousness

To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms–this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong in the ranks of devoutly religious men.

~ Albert Einstein

Cosmic religion as the strongest driving force behind scientific research

I assert that the cosmic religious experience is the strongest and the noblest driving force behind scientific research. No one who does not appreciate the terrific exertions and, above all, the devotion without which pioneer creation in scientific thought cannot come into being can judge the strength of the feeling out of which alone such work turned away as it is from immediate, practical life, can grow.

~ Albert Einstein