It does speak for many though when politics are left out.
I walked from my fundamentalist Baptist upbringing (“are you saved?”) when it occurred to me that under that belief I would spend eternity praising a deity that was burning the woman I love (my wife) in eternal torment because she was raised with a different story and didn’t believe the new one. Incomprehensible that anyone can believe something so horribly evil. Where’s the love in that? Has no effect on my other views.
As I wrote, I like your article and think it has wider application than just you, or me.