Why Do We Need Religion

“Why do we need religion? Because that’s what gives human life its meaning and purpose. The universe is more than the result of an accidental fluctuation in the quantum field at the dawn of time. Human life is more than the unintended consequence of random genetic mutations blindly sifted by natural selection.”

“Just as there is something within us that is beyond the purely physical, so there is something within the universe – we call it the Divine Presence – that is beyond the merely material. And just as God created the universe in love, justice and compassion, so He calls on us to create relationships of love, justice and compassion.”

Rabbi Sacks on 'The Great Partnership' (The Whiteboard Animation video)