For my own well-being, I feel that I have to address this issue.
Sometimes when we have anxiety, we react, but I feel that we have to respect everyone's offering in the posts even if we do not hold the same belief systems.
It is true that many people are not "religious" in either their belief system or following an established religion, but there are as many people who do follow a religion or have their own personal belief system for spirituality.
For me, it is important that, as a group, we all come to this forum to seek support, information, or just someone to lean on. We need to take from each posting what helps us and not react negatively just because someone chooses to mention religion. For many, formal or informal religious belief systems are a source of comfort and support; for others, not in the same way as meds are an important strategy for some whereas others refuse them. It is a personal choice.
I feel that many of us with anxiety have to deal with barriers in our day-to-day life including people criticizing us for our symptoms of anxiety. I do not feel that this forum should be anything other than a welcoming and open place where we are free to suggest strategies including those related to religion. Each of us is free to take from the postings we want or need without insisting that others follow our particular beliefs. So, I hope that this discussion group can continue to allow the free exchange of ideas without becoming a place that provokes anxiety because we feel that we may be judged because we do not all share the same ideals. If we are seeking acceptance, let's start with ourselves.