Religion comes from the Greek root of religio = to return to bondage. Lucifer got into trouble because of Religion: It deceived 1/3 of the angel that followed - because of Religion. The Serpent[same Spirit, different name] in the Garden, deceived Adam and Eve through Religion. The first half of the Ten Commandments, deals with - Religion.
Satan's counter; Religion via deception. The employment of Fake-ones, aka Hypocrites! His "house of bondage"[a system] is Progressive and moves slowly: most don't realize that what they are involved in, working for, or so passionate about, has crossed over into Religion.
The Tower of Babel was built on a system of Religion. The four Hebrew young men received a death sentence for Not participate in Religion. Christ Jesus stated, "Many will come in My name, and deceive many" - these are Religions.
Right now the Tares control approximately 99% of the worlds debt: what meanest thou? This Rev.13:3 that is operating in the shadows: the house of bondage. One must always remember the Ten Commandments and practice, or apply them daily. Otherwise serious violations will occur.
The "traditions of men which makes void the Word of God" - is Religion. Christ Jesus/Immanuel came to destroy the works of the Devil; that is why He went to the Epicenter. Following the Creator of heaven and earth is a choice-for now: it is based on deliverance, Grace, and Faith. Following Christ Jesus is Not a Religion- it is reasonable, and it is real.