I see nothing to be gained by making "religion" a dirty word.
It's interesting that creationism stands on its head and does global search and replaces to avoid the taint of "religion," but goes to extreme lengths to present itself as science.
What is it about religion that is so odious, and what is it about science that has everyone making kiss kiss?
It’s a holy war. The end will justify the means, and God will forgive the collateral damage.
You would if you didn't want to be hemmed in by the truth. Objective labels are too stuffy.