Jesus constantly spoke against religion.
– In the Sermon on the Mount, he spoke against those who would give, pray and fast only for show. That is, doing religious things with a false pretense.
– Furthermore, Jesus spoke of the “false prophets.” These were those who held the religious name of “prophet,” but who were not right with God.
– Throughout His entire ministry, Jesus constantly clashed with the religious leaders of His day, the scribes and Pharisees, of whom he said, “Woe to you.”
– Jesus denounced their tithing, because they “neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness.”
– He spoke against their appearing to be righteous, though being wicked within.
– In the end, he called them “blind guides” (Matthew 23:16). They were leading people, but who knows where they were going? (See Matthew 6, 7, 22, 23).
Let’s take from the cue of Jesus and be down with religion as well. Love to Jesus doesn’t express itself in religion. Rather, it shows itself in radical love to God and neighbor.