organized religion

"Organized religion" means religion that is organized and that a group of people share.

An "organized religion" usually has a shared set of beliefs and rules. They also usually have places of worship, like a temple, mosque, church, or shrine.

People most often use the phrase "organized religion" to compare it against individual religious beliefs or spirituality:

I don't belong to any organized religion, but I do have a strong belief in God.

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