Religion is based on set principles. Principles which are supposed to bring solutions. When solutions failed then new religions came up. Any religion enhancing the survival of one and all is based on almost the same principles.
In the past rulers had their own religious guru or teacher to fall back upon. Ruler wanted to base the decision on religious principles of having good for all. Religion is a platform to operate on the maximum good for maximum dynamics. Religion helps one orientate oneself in the bigger scheme of existence. Every one’s action or inaction forces are inhibits other’s existence. Religious landmarks or principles help one make the right ones.
Respecting religion and enjoying the power of religion based on it’s workability is it’s real power. Choose your religion based on it’s power of better survival for one and all.