I was hoping this question wouldn't come up but it has to be answered both for others and my own mind.
My parents were members of a conservative , exclusive evangelical group. They sometimes called themselves Christians, sometimes brethern, some times Christians gathered in the name of the Lord and so on.
They were great on Sunday school. When I was a preschooler one of our teachers told us we would go to hell if we smoked or went to movies! Some how or other this didn't pass the smell test in my little four year old mind. So doubt and skepticism started early. They were always discussing the bible. So in our home when there were visitors they usually got studying the bible. Some of those old guys couldn't read so this puzzled me as to how they could study the bible..
They were very clingy and you did not have a chance to look at anything else.
What it did was play with my mind. They did an excellent job of indoctrination. It took years before I overcame the rigid beliefs and was able to look at things with an open mind.
So I left said group and did not go to any church. I went to the Anglican Church in Inuvik a bit. Since I hadn't seen any different religious routines I found it interesting.
When I was in the Arctic the kids quite often dropped into the school for a visit if I was doing preparation. They would tell me about spirits. They had a solid belief in their spirits and also Jesus Christ.
These kids got me thinking about faith and what faith really is. I didn't have it.
Here , I attended the United Church. I wanted my kids to have some exposure to religious practices.
For me, I was just occupying a place in a pew. I went through the motions but for me it wasn't real. So I decided that I should not take up space .
I've never gone back to regular attendance and have no intentions of doing so.
Now I don't have any issues with people who wish to worship and practice their faith. Corporate worship is very beneficial. Fellowship is important for people.
Now you could get me down a rabbit hole about denominations and religions disagreeing with each other and fighting. You could also get me going about denominations telling untruths about other denominations.
But this is enough. I hope I've answered your questions and that I make sense.