I ‘m not an atheist, and I don’t think I can call myself a pantheist.
We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled
with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have
written these books. It does not know how. It does not understand
the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a
mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn’t know
what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most
intelligent human being toward God. We see the universe marvelously arranged and obeying
certain laws but only dimly understand these laws. Our limited minds grasp the mysterious
force that moves the constellations.
– Albert Einstein (Time Magazine Interview, cited in Einstein and Religion,
Max Jammer [Princeton: 1999] p. 48.)