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The trouble with the religious world is that being religious has nothing to do with getting right with God.

For the religious, rituals become the main thing. 

Getting right with God is something  different. It is paying one's debts, it is having compassion, it is not depending on charity but working honesty for a living. 

In the religious world it seems the greatest mitzvah is to convince secular Jews to give them money. But instead of gratitude this creates an attitude of מגיע לי--as if it is owed to them.