“Religion is like language or dress, We gravitate toward the practices with which we were raised. In the end, though, we are all proclaiming the same thing. That life has meaning. That we are Grateful for the power that created us.”

“So you’re saying that whether you are a Christian or a Muslim simply depends on where you were born?” 

“Isn’t it obvious? Look at the diffusion of religion around the globe.”

“So faith is random?”

Hardly. Faith is universal. Our specific methods for understanding it are arbitrary. Some of us pray to Jesus, some of us go to Mecca, some of us study subatomic particles. In the end we are all just searching for truth, that which is greater than ourselves.”

“And God?” 

“Do you believe in God?”

“Science tells me God must exist. My mind tells me I will never understand God. And my heart tells me I am not meant to.”

How’s that for concise

Dan Brown, “Angels and Demons”, for verbal scripture #2