you don't have to be a believer... to be able to re-Cognize a positive attitude; and to re-Cognize someone who is passionate about what he believes in.
the belief system itself can be secondary to the uplifter -- s/he who lives and speaks from the heart.
we've all made mistakes. ..but those mistakes do not define us. ..rather, they set us up for the next thought, the next word, and the next action -- and the multitude of ripple effects that erupt from our tiny little tic of time.