“Vat’s da matta? You neva saw a Yankee before?” It is no accident […] that “Science” has come to play the evil role, justifying state crimes, that “Religion” played in earlier times.
‘We knew from before that the foundation of prayer is gratitude towards God. I said: “What gratitude? People are sitting here without parents, without children.” That’s when I reached the conclusion, which I wrote about later, that one cannot base the worship of God on gratitude, that there is something beyond it. “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him” (Job 12:15) – that is a higher level. That understanding was strongly impressed upon me then.’