I'll go for the pageantry just for a change of scenery. But my ideal church would be 8 or 10 people gathering in a living room or, better yet, around a campfire up in the mountains.
No knock on megachurches. They are a far better alternative than these hollowed out mainline sects who preach a PC social justice gospel. They just don't happen to be my cup of tea.
To a certain extent, I agree with you.
But some of the people that I have know seem to consider the church as more of a social club, and are not very deep, theologically.
Well, that’s OK. I’m no more than a dabbler, myself. But at least I am interested in doctrine.
Still, there are a lot of them out there, and smaller churches have some of the same problems, just not the resources to make it so gaudily obvious.
Still, in the end, neither you nor I can judge, but Christ.