This reminded me of what Steve M of The Old Adam Lives posted on how outsiders view Lutherites.
Evangelicals indeed will find Lutherdudes a "bit religious" for their taste. Considering those rituals, liturgy and stuff, they might even conclude in their ignorance that the Lutherdudes are RCs.
No, not so. So if any non-Lutheran is reading this and having that impression, let me explain by quoting here my comments to Steve M's post.
The problem with people observing Lutherans is that they hear the same words we speak and think we mean the same things as the RCs.
We sound and look the same as the RC but we do not mean the same things when we use the same words. We just look the same, but we are not the same.
We are not the same because we do not mean the same things when we use the words found in our liturgy. The words strike the Lutheran differently when they hit the Lutheran’s ears.
The difference is that those words in the liturgy are wrapped up or are interpreted by the central tenet of Biblical Christianity: justification by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.
Our liturgy uses the same words but the words mean different things, so" same same but different".