I guess that depends on "which" "kind" of "religion" you speak of! If you mean , by saying, which denomination, then perhaps that can be true for "some", but, if you mean by "religion", as it is defined in God's holy word, then you must reexamine your preconceived ideas about others, when you judge their motives.<quoted text>
If you are in religion, you have the opinion that your religion has improved you a step higher than others.
People don't belong to religions unless it makes them feel superior in their journey to other poor dumb uninitiated slobs.
Do you think the dalai lama believes that HE is one of those "untouchables" and that the supposed untouchables are "enlightened?"
It's not religion that the devout adherers yearn to save. It's their own BRAND of religion that they hold dear to their selves that they believe needs to be protected and nurtured for upcoming generations.
If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.