Religion. The Dog chasing its own tail, or that of the Rabbit's, down the Fox hole. What you have been told to believe by a believer that is but a belief. But is not according to the Truth and the Spirit of it.
The Spirit of Truth is not discerned by the Name of a Man, that can be given to anything. Such as the Name of the Son of Man and the Son of God, given to the Image of a Man, a Graven Image, a False Idol.
The Spirit is discerned by the Spirit contained within, not the Color, Shape, Size nor Wealth of the Bottle. Certainly, not the Name that was given to the Label the hands of a Mere Mortals, even if they had Dominion over all the Lands.
The Cup does not determine the Drop unless it contains Poison.
You will never see the Forest by looking only at the Trees. You must shift your Focus/Perspective, what you perceive to be Relative, the Forest or the Owner and Master of it. From the pieces of the puzzle to the whole puzzle after all the pieces are properly fit together, the finished Puzzle.
Who judges the Race? By who is the First to Finish the Race?
Or who claims to believe in a belief, is ahead at this or that part or those parts of the race but not by the finished Race? Only the Fool, stroking their Ego, that loves the Pride of Vanity. "But, but, I was ahead, here, here, and there", but did you finish? -The Tortise and the Hare.
Remember, that in a Race, no Cheating nor Deceiving by Deception is allowed.
That would cause you to be disqualified or moved to the back of the Line. The reward is only given to those that cross the finish line, not to those that believe just by believing they too have been given first place.
The Blind follow the Blind, Blindly and both fall in the ditch, to the Left and to the Right. Failing to Carry their Own Cross and to walk the Straight and Narrow the Way, that Leads to that Good Gate. To be or not to be, the Cup cannot be both Hot and Cold, good and Evil.