* Religion is an important part of people's lives and attempts to suppress (or "educate" those who believe in it) it is diminishing yourself as well as the people who believe it.
I find it interesting that there is nothing like a "universalizing" religion is DS9. One's religion is a matter of one's beliefs and one's ethnic membership. I can think of any religion that claims to be the one truth for everyone, and there is no effort to convert everyone. (Although my memory might fail me on this).