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Is there a point to praying to god?
Praying in a religious facility allows individuals to partake in a cultural tradition as observer; similar to sightseeing or watching an event.
Ritual and prayer are important art forms.
Without prayer we would lose the need to maintain the artifacts and buildings associated with prayer.
Many religious services have become tourist attractions, such as attending a
read by the pope.
Although visiting an institution that is alien to our lives may be interesting, it does not necessarily justify the institution itself.
Some of these religious facilities are exclusive and prejudiced against certain groups.