I began to doubt organized religion at a very young age (pre-teen) when I read prayers which exalted God and his mightiness. I wondered why if God is so great, we have to heap this praise upon him. I also wondered how prayers can have any meaning if they were written by someone else and we're just repeating them. But mainly, I wondered why, if God knows what's in our minds and in our hearts, we need to have organized religion at all.
I attended a Catholic funeral mass this morning and all my questions about organized religion were reconfirmed.