Do you know what an upset skunk smells like (i.e. have you had direct first-hand experience with this smell)?
You are walking around town and come upon a musician playing the violin. There is a violin case on the floor near the musician's feet with coins in it. Do you think deliberately stopping to listen for a while and then leaving *without* contributing even the equivalent of $0.01 to the violin case constitutes a form of theft?
Religion is ultimately (i.e. outside of individual- or cultural-circumstance variables such as upbringing, absence of education, lack of exposure to other belief systems, etc) a choice.