Religion and spirituality can be a bit confusing, especially when people have a wide range of perceptions on where to draw the line between the two. Are they the same thing? Are they so distinct? Is one a carrier of the other? Or what really defines the two? All this are taken differently by different people, but understanding the two is the best one can achieve in life.
Religion eventually comes into direct opposition to spirituality.
Such conflict is inevitable. If you tell people that their "literal word of God" is only a metaphor, their hackles are going to go up.