The Pagan Position

Marcus Aurelius was the last great pagan Roman Emperor. His words on religion:
"Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones."
And if you write wise words then I would suggest that there is a faint hope that they will whisper truly through time.

Marcus Aurelius, whisper on. I hear you.

No matter that all the Christians and all the Muslims fall into line behind the corrupting belief that worshipping their jealous god will deliver them to paradise. That only demonstrates that noisy nonsense is the normal state of human affairs.