In his book The World as I See It, Einstein deals at length with religion and science. He talks of cosmic religious feeling 'which has no dogma and no God conceived in man's image; so that there can be no Church whose central teachings are based on it'. He goes on to state,
A man's ethical behaviour should be based on sympathy, education and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear and punishment and hope of reward after death.
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