In order to be a spiritual or religious person does one need to go to a physical church? Some would argue, yes, no, and something in between depending on which faith a person follows. Of course going to a physical building does have its benefits, such as remaining in touch with the religious community one might be affiliated with.
On the other hand there will be those who say that their worship of (deity here) is a private matter to not be put on display for others mockery, entertainment, or even praise by those who have likeminded opinions. There are systems of faith that state being in nature is the same as a church/temple dedicated to one particular version of god.
Church attendance has been steadily declining in the US and atheist’s as well as nones or those who don’t have a particular faith have been more vocal during censuses conducted about religious belief. Now I’ve been pretty open about my atheism here on UM but perhaps I would have never left the church if my church services where this down below.
Edited by newbloodmoon