Satan is a smart individual. When it comes to groups that actually have a “religious” structure and very liturgical worship, many Protestants are quick to slam them and say Jesus came to abolish religion and just wants us to have a “personal relationship with Him”.
There are three religions which tend to be the largest targets of Protestant attacks: Mormonism (the Latter-Day Saints Church), the Watchtower Society (Jehovah’s Witnesses), and of course, the Roman Catholic Church, the “whore of Babylon” of Revelation 17 herself!
Now be aware that when it comes to Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses, they tend to have different views about Christ than Protestants. They deny the divinity of Christ and the Trinity and they have all these weird religious obligations.
Protestants and Catholics often see these two groups as “cults” and often deny entirely their being Christians.
And now we come to the reason why I called Satan smart. Protestants see these weird religious groups, and see that Catholics are religious and very structured, and they automatically associate the Catholic Church with these “cults”.
Satan is smart indeed.