If religion is like wearing a corset, faith is like having strong abs. It's one thing to put on the strict mentality of rules as you walk the Christian walk and yes it will help you have good posture. But there's only so long that a corset is useful. It tends to poke into your ribs after a while. Following rules is good but that's not how you learn to understand them. The strength of the Christian life comes from wrestling. And doing crunches. Because where's the strength in depending on edicts for how to live your life?