He who will always be my favourite author, had this to say about his own religion:
My religion, such as it is, is that we are shaped by the universe to be its consciousness. We tell the universe what it is. In my religion, the building of a telescope is the building of a cathedral. I have no truck whatsoever with Genesis. I was innoculated against … by reading the whole Old Testament. … well, apart from “begats” and I thought, if this is true we are in the hands of a maniac!
His conclusion: it’s far better to be a rising ape than a fallen angel.
H/T to toomanytribbles for the link: