Originally Posted by toms
Praying directly with your god is less fulfilling if there aren't other people around?
That just goes to prove that all these great feelings and raptures that people supposedly have aren't anything to do with god.. its from all getting worked up like a mob.
Do you literally mean as a mob? If anything, it's the exact opposite from I have known.
Anyway, organized religion can be good since it's, well, organized. Sure, some people may believe in the same deity, but they might
not grow in their spiritual faith if they solely prayed alone. While in what you call a group, people can discover more about their faith through the experience of others. Besides, the world wouldn't even be able to function if everyone stayed "in a closet," so why can't religion be organized like everything else?