“Religious people” can be so dense.
Here they go again… In Luke 20:1-8, the religious leaders of Jesus’ day come to Him with questions, but not good honest, heartfelt questions. They come with questions designed to trick Jesus, to trap Him and take Him down.
He isn’t fooled, though. Asked a question about His authority, He poses a counter-question to them: “John’s baptism, was it from heaven or from men?” (Luke 20:4)
What’s interesting is that His opponents’ deliberation reveals something about their character. In their private discussion, they don’t even mention what they actually believe, only how their answer will affect their own interests. They are more concerned with looking right than being right, more concerned about people’s opinion of them than the truth.
Most “religious people” are.