I've been very fortunate, having had a career that's taken me to lots of interesting places, including internationally. But I have a lot of empathy for those less fortunate, and a healthy amount of respect for the role that sheer luck plays in most of our lives. I've been dirt poor and (currently) pretty well off, and I know that were it not for an outstanding education and light complexion I'd still be dirt poor, and like as not in jail.
I guess all this makes me a sort of curious atheistic mystic. But I'm not a big fan of "let's pretend", especially when it's patently self-serving, obviously contradictory, harms others, and otherwise jeopardizes our abilities to enjoy this place. And I've spent a fair chunk of my life facing down such perspectives in pretty contentious public forums.