"The relationship between God and the soul is original for every man. His religion must be his own. No man or men can tell me what I must think of him. If I am pure of heart, I see him and know him--and creeds are but fictions that have nothing to do with the truth."
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This is a quote from Charles Eliot Norton (1827-1908). Norton was editor of the influential North American Review--and considered "the most cultivated man in America." The quote is dated August 15, 1865, and comes from Norton's papers. Cited in James Turner's Without God, Without Creed. I realize that this was a tough one, but Norton reflects the American religion--transcendentalism