"Being religious means asking passionately the question of the meaning of our existence and being willing to receive answers, even if the answers hurt."
"I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil."
"God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing."
"In order to be a person, exercising some measure of genuine freedom, the creature must be brought into existence, not in the immediate divine presence, but at a distance from God."
"My opinion concerning God differs widely from that which is ordinarily defended by modern Christians. For I hold that God is of all things the cause immanent, as the phrase is, not transient."
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."
"The first duty of love is to listen."
"Every one of us is, even from his mother’s womb, a master craftsman of idols."
"By a Carpenter mankind was made, and only by that Carpenter can mankind be remade."
"So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today."
"God weeps with us so that we may one day laugh with him."