Choosing to be apart of a group for support or community as Jess said is at least logical.<quoted text>I was brought up Jewish and went to Sunday school from kindergarten. By the time I graduated high school I had it with the organization on either the Reform, Conservative or Traditional levels. What I was left with, and retain, is a belief in God. That has been something I have relied on, fallen back on, sought out in various ways and in various denominations over the years.
My husband was brought up Protestant. We agreed to bring the girls up in a church but also exposed them to Jewish services, traditions and food. For the older one, nothing stuck and she declined to be confirmed. The younger one clicked. She was going to services, usually Mass, at least thru college. For her it is a support.
The irony is that older one is dating a Jewish guy. It is that component of her upbringing that she using at present.
It has no bearing on truth or even faith, however. It can also be detrimental to the pursuit of truth and seeking the true path to god, if that is something you believe in. This is so, just because you receive support or have a sense of community in your church this has no bearing on whether you are worshipping a true god or are conforming to god's wishes.
Should religion be about making yourself feel good or about salvation? If it's about making yourself feel good, then it's not really any different than any of the myriad of substances or activities that can do the same.