Why We're All "Religious"
- The essence of any religion lies solely in the
answer to the question: why do I exist, and what
is my relationship to the infinite universe that
surrounds me? ... It is impossible for there to
be a person with no religion (i.e. without any
kind of relationship to the world) as it is for
there to be a person without a heart. He may not
know that he has a religion, just as a person may
not know that he has a heart, but it is no more
possible for a person to exist without a religion
than without a heart.
(Leo Tolstoy, 1879)