Before you go too far with a true religion ask why Jesus never once used that word in connection with those who follow him. Ask why he would illustrate the way we would have to pray continually and never lose heart but it is a solitary journey--you are alone---as in Luke 18:1-8. He ends by asking "But when the Son of Man comes , will he find the faith on earth?"
There is unity but do you find it through forced conformity or through respect and conversation? Faith is what Jesus talked about.
How does love bind us without hurting?