Quote by Alexis de Tocqueville
Though it is very important for man as an individual that his religion should be true, that is not the case for society. Society has nothing to fear or hope from another life; what is most important for it is not that all citizens profess the true religion but that they should profess religion.
This quote suggests that while it is crucial for a person to have a true religion for personal fulfillment, society itself does not require this. Instead, what is important for society is that its citizens believe in and adhere to a religion, regardless of whether it is true or not. This implies that religion serves a social function in providing a moral framework and sense of purpose for individuals, which is beneficial for societal harmony and stability.
'WASP' is the only ethnic term that is in fact a term of class, apart from redneck, which is another word for the same group but who are in the lower social strata, so it's inexplicably tied up with social standing and culture and history in a way that the other hyphenations just are not.