I myself being a believer in general spirituality and Sikh philosophy, I find it weird how many of the Gurdwara Baba's, my own parents and my relatives are fake. They say Waheguru Waheguru every morning like it makes a difference and in the evening, talk badly about others, consume alcohol, believe in a long gone caste system, etc. My friend's father beats her without reason, and my own mom wants to Amrit-shak before she gets old so she could be "counted as one of God's people". I told her that there is no use of a formality, change her backwards beliefs such as the caste system and gossiping and listening to Baba Ranjit Singh for advice rather than the Granth Sahib. Am I right, or are they? What is the point of Amrit-shak'ing as a formality if you will not change your nature?