A reader writes:
You're going to get into trouble using Einstein to justify religious faith, doubt, and awe of mysteries. He specifically addressed these points:
"A religious person is devout in the sense that he has no doubt about the significance of those superpersonal objects and goals which neither require nor are capable of rational foundation."
[Einstein, Nature 146 (1940), p. 605]
"What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of 'humility.' This is a genuinely religious feeling that has nothing to do with mysticism" - cited here.
"It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it. "
[Albert Einstein (1954) From Albert Einstein: The Human Side, edited by Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman, Princeton University Press.]
Well, I cited him not to defend my own faith, but to defend the reasonableness of a "modest defense of mystery." I stand by that.