Don’t use religion to elevate your ego.
By doing so, you use God to worship your ego, rather than subduing your ego to worship God.
The appearance of religiosity in others misleads many to assume that they possess piety.
Piety cannot be measured through outward appearance, only through experiencing a sincerity of action.
Sincerity, if shown due respect, makes an outward show of religiosity for the purpose of earning respect impossible to display.