Many have left and are leaving the institutional church. But the institutional church has not left them. There are those who by the power of the ring were unable to ‘make it’ in the institutional church.
When we use religion to elevate ourselves and rob each other we have made our area of endeavour a house of thieves. There’ a subtle difference between the flesh and the spirit and a one letter difference between lie and life.
We can be ourselves or we can consistently rob others of their identity. A life in Jesus is an identity in Jesus.