Before falsely accusing, labelling them, maybe this clears up your assumption?
I found this, did NOT assume :
What is the real definition of religion?
The definition of religion is
a controversial subject in religious studies
failing to agree on
any one definition. Oxford Dictionary defines religion as the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods
Did you see that? There are many different definitions, and depends on if or HOW Christianity could be A RELIGION.
Bcuz I'll tell you right off the bat it is certainly NOT ...A...religion.
With HUNDREDS of sects, it cannot be.
Jesus tells me. He does NOT say, I'm the start of a religion, does He?
No, Jesus says 'I AM the WAY'.
Those sects may be 'on the WAY'.
Let's look at how this word is USED in the NT?
It's ONLY used ONCE re Christianity in James.
Weymouth New Testament
The religious service which is pure and stainless in the sight of our God and Father is to visit fatherless children and widowed women in their time of trouble, and to keep one's own self unspotted from the world.
That's hardly what you assumed.
I think you dismissed, are the one who is what you claim Christians are.