With a new year I can focus on pure religion. Paul said pure religion, undefiled, is to visit the fatherless and widows and keep oneself unspotted. (James 1:27) To help those among you who cannot help themselves.
ALL religion ("yea, even every one" Mormon 8:36) in all shapes and forms is a shift away from and coverup for the true order of heaven and how the universe and how true laws and true principles operate. Joseph was told to "JOIN none of them". Religions today are the biggest causes of war, robbing of the poor, (2 Nephi 28) building of their synagogues instead of helping the poor and needy, and seeking the praise or "acceptance" of the world. Baptism should never be equated with the joining of ANY religion.
“I cannot believe in any of the creeds of the different denominations, because they all have some things in them I cannot subscribe to, though all of them have some truth. I want to come up into the presence of God, and learn all things; but the creeds set up stakes [limits], and say, ‘Hitherto shalt thou come, and no further’ [Job 38:11]; which I cannot subscribe to.” (TJS, CH 22)