Acting As If... is akin to running an experiment to test whether a hypothesis is True.
This is akin to the Current Best Understanding is presented in the form of a for testing, disproving, and improving over time., in which our
This is opposed to fundamentalist / dogmatic religion or ideology, which demands that we subordinate our spiritual and intellectual will and understanding to a set of "final" / "concretized" propositions or beliefs articulated in the past by a set of Authorities.
In the context of eternal humility and Not Knowing, we can freely strive to relate ever more closely to Truth, Reality, and Source as they actually are.
Despite the fact that We Do Not Know, we are forced to grapple with How We Ought To Be and Do in the world, and Why.
Games, Rules, Laws: There is another class of things, such as the rules of a game, that can be our Reality if we choose to Act As If it were so with those around us.
Universal Wisdom, Principles, and Values: There is another class of things, such as widely validated wisdom, principles, and values tested and verified across multiple sacred traditions over thousands of years, that we ignore to our peril.