true – says this ATHEIST:
organized religion depends on having a sacred text, a structured hierarchy of top down authority and followers who do not directly access or interpret the texts. additionally, organized RELIGION is all about NUMBERS of followers be it in mega churches or as televangelists in a one way communication direction – top to bottom.
spirituality is individual or in small groups, a mentor/student structure and often there are no writings to be misinterpreted or applied.
spirituality is more harmonious with nature and all about actually being the best you can be
instead of applying a list of rules and obeying them as if that is any measure of right and wrong.