There is no such thing as cause and effect on the base of the soul[consciousness] as self. The cause and effect is true only in the waking experience where everything is viewed and judged on the physical point of view.
The religion is mere word spinning and verbal acrobatics with examples of noble and moral conducts becomes great hindrance in truth seeking.
The religionists believe the world of duality as reality. The religion holds their belief as truth but belief is not the basis of the truth. Ultimate truth is based on the reason not the belief.
The ultimate truth is consciousness. The true god is ultimate truth. Religion, gods, scriptures and dogmas are true only in the illusory reality. When the physical body is not the experiencer of the physical body itself, it is dependent on the consciousness for its existence then the reasoning base has to be rectified from form to formless to understand ,assimilate and realize the non-dual truth.
All the religious belief are reality until it is not verified through inquiry and reasoning. Once one verifies them and realizes the fact that, all beliefs are imagined on the physical base. Hence, it is very much necessary to rectify the reasoning base to overcome the inherited conditioning.