Organized religion is the social structure that produced such notables as Siddhartha, Lao Tzu, Socrates, Jesus, Hillel, al-Hallaj, Nasruddin Rumi, Francis of Assisi, Erasmus of Rotterdam, Isaac Newton, and Gandhi (to name a few--thanks to my own background, the list is biased towards Christians...)

This anecdotal evidence suggests that people who think and are free may still choose to belong to an organized religion.

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