Yea….that’s not really where I was going.
My view is that the current trend to “be spiritual” without engaging in an established religious structure results in the “spiritual person” not experiencing the fullness of religious life.
Kind of like saying “well, I’m going to be an engineer” but deciding that you don’t need to spend time actually going to university and studying it in a structured, rigorous setting. You of course can read a ton of books on the topic, and perhaps actually enable yourself to DO a lot of the things that an professional engineer does…….but eventually, there’s a limit on what you can accomplish based on your lack of formal background.
Hope that helps.