Brett: "I'm not a religious person and feel that organized religions have generally done more harm than good".
Brett: "I don't know how to believe and what to believe in - but I don't feel comfortable with atheism either".
In 1992 Brett said that he was looking for "[s]ome kind of a spiritual kind of a...some kind of an answer that doesn't entail me believing in the Judeo-Christian tradition of a patriarchal, anthropomorphic God."
Brett (07.08.2002): "I'm of Jewish decent but I don't practice Judaism or any other religion".
Brett (03.27.2010): "I'm not an atheist. On the question of god (like the great E.O. Wilson) I describe my position as one of provisional deism - Not theism mind you. Belief in god and the rituals of religion are products of evolution and shouldn't be dismissed or rejected but rather should be investigated by science to see what light can be shed on human nature. Obviously, I've always been fascinated by this topic."
On October 15, 1993 Greg said BR has 108 songs and only 5 or 6 are about religious issues. He explained that the cross in their symbol is more metaphor (a metaphor for any kind of shared belief or way of thinking that is prescribed by an individual or a group) than it is iconography.
Greg: "like all humans, I'm curious about where I come from and where I'm going. But I don't believe that God created me and I don't believe that I'm going to heaven. And so I can answer those questions better through studying biology, because it (...) allows me to pursue them in a framework where I can actually test theories myself".
In an interview with a fundamentalist Christian music magazine, Greg said he has no problems with a person who prays at home and doesn't shove his/her views down someone else's throat.
When he was asked if he was an atheist he said he hesitates to take that term because according to that a person knows there is no god and that is a religion onto itself.
He said that if you believe in Jesus as an all-powerful god then Jesus is responsible for all the evil in the world.
He explained that his mother had a pretty religious family and raised him away from the church.
In another interview Greg states he has no problem with people believing in god, and in fact thinks religion has some good social value such as holding communities together, but he cannot abide the rigid dogmatic thinking that goes with it.