Religion means having an understanding of how to become spontaneous, how to be one with the inner nature of life. Hence, it is just knowing – not a specialised knowledge.
The cunning mind makes a compromise. It goes not paying lip service to them, saying, “I am following you, ” but it goes not doing what so ever it wants to do. You continue your anger, you continue your sex, you continue your greed, but you go on saying that greed is bad, anger is bad, sex is bad – that it is a sin.
Down the centuries the religion has been very serious affair for most of the believers. It has been too ritualistic and too grim. Being pious or holy became synonymous with seriousness.