We live in a religious culture. Not a Christian culture, but a religious culture. Even here in my cubicle, I have sitting next to me, a professing Muslim, a Catholic, an atheist and another Christian. It's important to recognize this because no one operates without religion. Even the atheist has a religion, a system of beliefs and truths that govern their lives. We are surrounded by 'religion.'
"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." - James 1:26-27