1.Scientific outlook comes first.
2. Rules of law and fair play and Justice to all living beings (Plants and Animals) is second.
3. Democracy as a force and the tolerance to diverse views is the third.
4.Universal suffrage without bondage, dogma and external powers influencing (encourage the internal powers of the mind) the decision making, is the fourth.
5. Religion has no place or should reign below the above four pillars.
If an individual has a certain conviction for solace, be that be so, but he/she should tolerate views of the others including, especially those who want not to be bound by any religious dogma.