Given the quality of advice you received regarding the return of your veteran father in law, glatt's advice is almost certainly the best reply you can reasonably hope for. It's all downhill from here.
I'm just sayin.
Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. -- Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and writer (121-180)