David Ben-Gurion On Belief in the Bible

“Since I invoke Torah so often, let me state that I don't personally believe in the God it postulates...I am not religious, nor were the majority of the early builders of Israel believers. Yet their passion for this land stemmed from the Book of Books....[The Bible is] the single most important book in my life.”

David Ben-Gurion

Source: Merkley, Paul. American Presidents, Religion, and Israel. Westport: Praeger, 2004, p. 64.