In the end it all boils down to love. All the other stuff, the dogma and the ideology designed to denigrate and divide, is, for the most part, of no consequence. We human beings were created for a higher purpose and in aspiring to achieve it we infuse meaning into our lives.
"You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should."
— Desiderata by Max Ehrmann