Hi, Anshari. What a great article.
I agree with you, the scope on questions of both truth and meaning under the banner of religion are often misunderstood. People who were born as Muslim (or other religions) mostly just take religion as pure dogmatism.
I believe that true "believers" use their mind to verify the information, then choose the best path for them, these people are strengthened through the verification process and just like you said, it may lead them to find their own personal meaningful life.