Another common thread in the Achur faiths generally is this: a sect’s purpose is to help people navigate this world. It’s kind of one of the reasons we don’t tend to bicker too hard-- if someone isn’t benefitting from the sect’s teachings, they might do better with someone with a different point of view. Likewise, religion to us is something to shed light, not to hide things, so, you won’t normally find even a seriously animistic/polytheist monk arguing with a geologist over the age of the planet.
In general, if a story disagrees with the world, it’s the story that needs to step back and rethink things a bit. After all, even our most widely-told stories about beings like the Creator are exactly that: stories.
If Caldari Prime is cold and hard, Achura’s habitable bits are a place of storms and earthquakes, where no shelter, no matter how comforting, is really safe from all that will come. Material wealth is transient, and Achura does seem to really like to break things. If Caldari Prime taught the Caldari to be thrifty and to work together, Achura taught us that knowledge and understanding is something you can carry with you that will let you and your loved ones survive, even if you lose everything you own-- that in the end it’s all you can depend on.
(This is a bit of wisdom preceding the Caldari style of building cities, which involves modern engineering and metallurgy. If we’d been able to build metropolises of metal spires the lessons we learned might have been quite different. Mind you, we still mostly don’t have those-- we’re the rural folk, so, big storms and earthquakes are still kind of a problem.)
The world is the world; denying a truth staring you in the face won’t do you any good. So, we’re kind of big on education and scientific stuff. All of our most respected roles in this world belong to people who explore it (collectively, “seekers”): monks, who seek inward to understand themselves and the world; inventors, who explore the margins of what is possible and are thought to pluck inspiration from the mind of the universe itself; stargazers, who seek the truth in ephemera (but mostly find it in psychology). Most Achur with the resources to become capsuleers come from one of those backgrounds.
You might notice that there’s a little entanglement of spiritual and scientific matters in all three cases. That’s actually pretty typical; truth is truth, to us. Rigorous scientific method is important for that type of exploration, but there’s no contradiction in having a shrine in the laboratory, assuming the occasional bit of incense isn’t going to mess with your work.
What is, is; what isn’t known, though, is kind of up in the air. Observant people might have occasionally noticed that even though I’m a little spiritually skeptical (I don’t think of souls as a separate, spiritual existence, for example, or expect to experience an afterlife), I’ll sometimes pray. Probably the spirits and gods are stories to help guide lay practitioners in pursuing their lives, but … I don’t really know that, do I? Similarly, a lot of the more animistic types (of the non-crazy variety) might concede that they’re not really sure whether the little rocks in their garden have feelings-- but does that mean it’s bad to be considerate about how you treat the world around you?
What isn’t literally true can still be important, and worth teaching for that reason. Most Achur spiritual beliefs and stories can do this kind of double-duty.