On Pondering the Requirements for Being God

"What really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the world." 
-Albert Einstein

Could God have just sat quietly "unto himself," or is part of the job of being God creating the world, and the humans that inhabit it?

On Misinterpreting God

“I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.”
-Albert Einstein

Man was made in God’s image, not He in ours. That we so utterly fail to live up that image is no reflection on God. 

On a Rational Understanding of God

"Science not only purifies the religious impulse of the dross of its anthropomorphism but also contributes to a religious spiritualization of our understanding of life.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge."
-Albert Einstein

Our concept and understanding of God necessarily progresses with our own human evolution and our ability to rise above our our base instincts from which we have emerged from the mists of primordial emergence on this earth.

Fear reflects are base origins as creatures on this earth fighting for survival. We strive for God insofar as we seek a rational understanding of the universe and our place within it.