"Here is my creed:
1 - I believe in one God, the Creator of the universe.
2 - That he governs it by his providence.
3 - That he ought to be worshipped.
4 - That the most acceptable service we render to him is in doing good to his other children.
5 - That the soul of man is immortal, and will be treated with justice in another life respecting its conduct in this.
These I take to be the fundamental points in all sound religion." (Smyth, Writings of Benjamin Franklin, 10:84.)