I've noticed this phenomena throughout my life being extremely conservative myself. Openly religious people tend to "Judge your conservatism against theirs" EVEN when your conservatism is far deeper than their own. I've noticed that such types are the exact people that do the most damage to conservatism on all levels. (I'm saying this as a conservative person). I just can't stand it. It makes me sick seeing someone go around acting as if their religion somehow makes them conservative. IN my experience religious people of all walks are some of the most non-conservative lifestyle people you'd ever meet yet then they put a cross on and "walla" they're ready to supposedly judge on others.
-How are you more conservative than me because you wear religious jewelry? (They're actually serious)
-How are you more conservative than me because you wear a certain attire? (Again, they're actually serious)
-Do you truly believe that you can't be conservative and non religious? What do you think conservatives did before the fantasies (religions) were adopted?