Back in New York.
Was in airports for days, seemed like. And in Maryland. Basilica. National Cathedral or something.
Organized religion represents a moral failing. It relieves the adherent of the responsibility of making moral judgments and distinctions. Actual judgments, that is, not just checking the rule book.
You have a book that tells you, "This is right, this is wrong." (Or, more accurately, you don't really even read the book, you just obey sanctified middlemen who says, "The rule book says this is right and that is wrong," even if their interpretations of the rules are questionable.)
Because the book lays out the rules, you don't really have to observe the world.
There's no reason to observe actions and their effects and consider consequences and contexts and process that information and conclude "This is beneficial/right/good" or "This is harmful/wrong/bad."
And continue observing and constantly revise your conclusions based on new information.
In an ideal world, that's what would happen - every person would be actively engaged in meaningful moral reasoning.
Of course, that would be exhausting. And many people have limited intellectual faculties.
That's why we have organized religion.