Whether or not someone personally values the role of religion in their life, my encouragement to anyone is to resolve to serve the truth. No matter how inconvenient it may present itself to be. We must be aware of our own expectations. Are they way too low, way too high, somewhere in between?
Here is a simple rule of thumb in the form of a question: “How well do my personal beliefs align with what I understand to be reality?” How can I best strive to represent the facts and where is it more appropriate to suspend judgement? These principles won’t have everyone believing and perceiving the same things, but they will distinguish us from not actively evaluating the most important questions in life! Being passive is the most unhelpful and unsatisfying way to leave a legacy.