“One of the signs of personal strength is that we take blame for what we do wrong. The other sign is that we take credit for what we do right. We do not alienate our power by assigning it to someone else… Strong people are comfortable in recognizing their own power…nor do they call their power ‘a higher power.’”
-Sherwin T. Wine (1928- ), American rabbi and founder in 1963 of Society for Humanistic Judaism without God. Describes his position as “ignosticism” — “finding the question of God’s existence meaningless because it has no verifiable consequences.” A bar/bat mitzvah at his Birmingham Temple in suburban Detroit consists of delivering a paper to the congregation on some Jewish hero or other.