I would rather be in the company of a non-religious person, who believe that God created all people equal, and show respect for other people, than to be in the company of a religious person, who talk about loving God, and show disrespect for others. The mean spirited things said, are not in the heart of a person who believe that God created all people equal.
We are taught from the bible, known as the Word of God, that there is one creator, who created the human race in his image and likeness equal in every way. Therefore, to show disrespect to another person, is to show disrespect to God.
* If a man say, I love God, and hate his brother, he is a liar; for he that love not his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? ( 1 John 4:20 )
*And his commandment have we from him, That he who loves God love his brother also.
(1 John 4:21)
To discriminate against another person, to show bias, prejudiceness, and such behavior, to say mean spirited things about another person, and to cause harm to another person because of evil thoughts and a hateful attitude are acts that God take personal.
*And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me.
(Matthew 25:40 )
And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. (Matthew 25:46)
We can conclude, all the time that a person spends talking about their love for God, and not having the value of God's Love expressed to other people is fake religion, that is of no value.
Ellen J. Barrier