“The latter turns religion into a tool for self-glorification. A religion’s adherents assume themselves to be moral by default, and so they never bother to question themselves.”
– so people can do wrong, thinking they’re doing right, just because they are the legalistic pharisees. By wrong, I mean it can end up being very very wrong. No good comes of no good. People really do need a handle on interpersonal integrity and ethics.
Wayward people who think they’re perfect can cause a LOT of damage.