We have two purposes, the first defined by commandment number one. To love God. Is there anyone who will refute that?
The second is to follow and serve Him.
Those who are against you want only one thing - that you leave your love for the Lord and give your first love to a philosophy.
That, you may not do. If you love Him, you will have sight. Perspective. Freedom.
And He will take care of other matters. After all, that is the meaning of the commandment, "Seek you first the Kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you. . ."
No one can argue with that.
Soldier, set your colors to the Mast!