Can you be a proponent of a religion when your actions and values contradict all the fundamental beliefs?
It seems to me that there are so many religious people who are hypocrites. So many Christians seem to lie, steal, murder, and commit adultery, and then go around claiming to be Christian. How can someone reasonably claim to be a religious person when all their behaviour and attitudes contradict the fundamental beliefs of their religion? Are these people just lying about their religious beliefs for a good image, status and politics? There are only a very few people who I belief have spiritual integrity, and even those people I believe are confused and have hypocritical thoughts, despite keeping integrity in their actions.