I don’t know about you but, to me, this whole notion of “(fill-in-the-blank) religiously” is just an insidious way of introducing the spiritual into secular circumstance, as though invoking surreal beliefs imparts a positive shine on any experience when the exact opposite is true. For instance, if you say that you “mow the lawn religiously every Tuesday” does that mean you spin a dreidel to see if you mow all the lawn, half the lawn, none of the lawn, or add some fertilizer and wait a week?
Or how about if you invade other countries religiously?… Okay, bad example.
This is not to say that I am too proud to occasionally employ the notion myself. When I go to the bathroom after a heavy Mexican meal, I always do so religiously. Which means I always light a candle, take comfort in local mythology (Like, say, a Spider-Man comic), and hope the ceremony ends quickly.
I think it’s safe to say that the only thing that should be done religiously is something religious.