Live and respect people.
My father was not brought up religiously; however, he was the one who taught me so much about religion. He was baptized when he was about to marry my mother. He told me an anecdote about that day. There were several people getting baptized. Once that was over, they passed the chair where the bishop sits, take his hand and kiss the ring. My father simply took his hand and shook it, saying: "Thank you very much, but I'm sorry, I don't kiss the hand of a man." Apparently the bishop smiled.
Recently I saw the documentary "the Islam Jesus". At a certain point, they show two friends, one is a Muslim the other a Christian. The Christian said: "I'm not looking at the differences, but at the similarities."
They were friends and religion did not stand in their way.
I met two friends, they both used to work at IBM. One is a Muslim and the other a Jew. Since I like discussion and broaden my knowledge, I wanted to organise an evening where all three of us could sit and discuss things. Allthough we were all up to it, it never happened as I couldn't find the time to organise it. My Muslim friend has taught me a lot about the Islam. It was a real eye opener for me. The great thing is we respect each other as people and how we believe.
Lacks of knowledge make a lot of people judge others.
Religion should not tear people apart but enriches your life. Talking, discussing religion will not destroy you, but give you more insight. More insight will help you understand people.
Apparently Gandhi would have said: "I'm as much Muslim as Christian as Jew as Buddhist..." meaning he understood things. Base is: respect and live together.
My father always taught me: "I don't expect you to love everybody, this is impossible, but at least respect people."