The cultural preservation of religious principles occurs through traditions however do the traditions resemble rote style learning or independent thinking and practice?
Are the teachings communicative or ceremonial?
Is an institution claiming authority over passing along the teachings?
An effective tradition, is not regurgitating good words, but loving and serving God, while loving humanity and respecting our earth. Instead of repeating worn-out rituals, the tradition of altering the mental and visual landscape that we all move in, carried out, will improve the health of society.