The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
[God] ought to be worshiped by Adoration, Prayer and Thanksgiving.
But that the most acceptable Service of God is doing Good to Man. […]
And that God will certainly reward Virtue and punish Vice either here or hereafter. (3.4)
I stuck by him, however, as I rather approv'd his giving us good Sermons compos'd by others, than bad ones of his own Manufacture; tho' the latter was the Practice of our common Teachers. (3.10)
It was wonderful to see the Change soon made in the Manners of our Inhabitants; from being thoughtless or indifferent about Religion, it seem'd as if all the World were growing Religious; so that one could not walk thro' the Town in an Evening without Hearing Psalms sung in different Families of every Street. (3.20)