“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.”
If God created everything then the clearer and more rational our understanding of ourselves, the universe, and our place in it, the clearer our understanding of God himself. Fear keeps us looking at the ground, lashing out at anything laying beyond our narrow gaze, understanding little.
We slowly conquer our fear and look up toward that which is both the creator and the created. All roads lead eventually to what is unknowable, to the leap of faith.
Perhaps it is best to reach that point with our eyes wide open.