1. There's a big difference between "religion" and "spirituality". You can be spiritual without being religious. You can be religious without being spiritual. You can be both.
2. Ultimately, it doesn't matter what someone else says; this kind of thing is where YOU need to determine what works best for YOU. And in the end, YOU'll get to find out whether you were wrong or right.
3. Your personal beliefs aren't relevant to mine. However, I'd like to think of most people here as nice people.