I found an excellent blog written by Jim Robbins over at his site, Robbins Writings. Although the focus is on the Christmas season, I believe what he shares is true regarding the frantic lifestyle promoted by the religious system throughout the year. He appropriately calls it "frenzy without fruit." He opens with the following quote taken from the book "The Root of the Righteous" by A. W. Tozer.
" 'The accent in the church today,' says Leonard Ravenhill, the English evangelist, 'is not on devotion, but on commotion.' Externalism has taken over. God now speaks by the wind and the earthquake only; the still small voice can be heard no more. The whole religious machine has become a noisemaker."
I think you'll enjoy what Jim has to say. To read the entire blog, follow this link.