. . . from no less an authority than Albert Einstein. Bless Roaring Tiger for posting this awesome quote:
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind 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.
(Tiger, a scientist and a modest mystic and mischievist (a word I just made up), also has a pretty damn good take on the relationship between science and religion, or at least how they can coexist in the same mind and body.)