Let me rephrase this--is there something inherently dishonest about practicing religion?
Religion "pure and undefiled", no. If any of us claim to live up to what we promote, yes.
I'm talking about the questions we don't dare to ask and the struggles with what we're supposed to believe that we don't want to look at too closely--a tendency that is sometimes revealed in our anger when others begin to examine these doctrines in front of us.
Sorry to not be too clear. The issues I'm looking at right now are ones that experience has taught me aren't safe to name on this board.
If there are questions you don't dare ask, then you are lacking commitment, istm.
Struggles with what we are supposed to believe? That's the root cause of anyone even bothering to read the scripture, asking others how they read it, and then posting about what keeps us awake at night, such as musicators and the starry host, isn't it?
Finally, if there are issues you won't even mention on an internet message board, are you really all that committed to truth? That folks roll in the dirt over those issues doesn't mean one or both are committed or not committed.
Look at the stock market. Nothing trades until there is a disagreement about whether or not a particular stock should be owned, but that doesn't mean either of the traders is not committed to maximizing his return on investment.