That's why I prefer to think for myself. There's good people in all different congregations, as well as bad people. There's good people in other "non organized religious" sectors, as well as bad people.<quoted text>
"Uplifting?" From a religion religion that tells you that everyone is worthless, incapable, and useless. Scam tactic #3, beat down the mark then offer them snake oil that will "lift" them back up.
In my opinion, claims of being religious, non-religious or secular, isn't really what constitutes the basis for either good or bad.
Neither does what "book" people read or don't read, and really not even what "God" they believe, in or don't believe in.
Kind of something along the lines of-
New International Version (©2011)
What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?
Just my humble opinion though.