96> I'll admit something personal in that i too don't believe in such a thing as a "higher power". In the end we are all responsible for our choices. And that we need to rely on ourselves and those who might return the favor. And what's interesting about that is, often-times it's the people that are in the biggest trouble which are most likely to return the favor if you decide to aid them.
That is certainly true, many times I've been assisted by outside forces for simply helping them, the relliance on support from others we have is very productive in our own reign.