Some pastors are going to be mad at me. The real Jesus during his 70 week ministry said that "Wide is the gate that lead to destruction." Is religion the wide gate? All people have a religion, even so called irreligious Atheists have religious traditions they adhere too.
Michael Rood says so. This is his video on Truth vs. Tradition.
Religion is a set of beliefs we all adhere too. Joseph Smith said that true Christian religion is taking care of the widows and orphans. However, there are a lot of traditions that crept into Western Christianity that came from pagan religions.
A lot of what we hold dear: Jesus being born on December 25, that he had a 3 and a half year ministry, and that he died when he was 33 are all pagan traditions adopted from Babylonian Sun Worship. Also, we have been tricked into thinking that our leaders are infallible and that they will lead us into heaven with Christ if we do and believe what they say.
Our traditions on what Jesus looks like can be wrong as well. A young boy who saw him when he was very young reported that he wore a crown on his head, had a sash of purple, and truly loved him. Long hair? I don't think that was in the description. Our pagan traditions in the Church is responsible for breeding Atheism. For instance, Hallowe'en is more popular than Christmas, even though our nation spends 3 months celebrating Christmas.
Jesus said Strait is the gate is the way to Eternal Life. This means that Spirituality -- a personal relationship with the Christ -- is our way of gaining Eternal Life. Although prophets like Leland Freeborn have been raised up to warn the people what happens if they don't forsake the pagan traditions in the Christian Church; it's spirituality that will save people. Having a personal relationship with the Savior and the Great Eternal Father is much more saving than believing in religion.
So, is Religion the wide gate? I'll leave that up to you.