Exactly. I agree the rituals can be uplifting. And the praises and prayers can make a sweet noise unto the Lord.<quoted text>
You're speaking of The Golden Rule. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I think if everyone followed that rule the Commandments would be very easy to follow.
I enjoy some of the rituals. I go to Mass and enjoy the Readings and the homilies. I also enjoy the fellowship.
All that is great. I am sure God loves praise from any church or person. My singing is awful but I am sure He doesn't mind.
My point is in Catholic or Baptist or non denominational church or in your own home. The big thing He wants..What really is important is your relationship with Him.
When we start feuding on our differences..Imo this has to displeasure Him.