State organized religion had very little to do with personal religiosity or theological or social aspects of religion, I believe. State systems are violent institutions which, above all, desire control and therefore state systems organized the previously free-going religion to gain control of the movement and to form a strong ideological ground for the existence of state coercion. I genuine religion is not organized or controlled by anyone. It doesn't matter what the prophets or scriptures state or preach-- what matters to centers of power and to violent state institutions, is the irrational group mentality which they can abuse in order to pursue their interests. Well, you just answered the question. You see, unlike theological interpitations, political issues actually matter. Political issues are about power, resources, wealth, control, freedom, etc and above all life, whereas theological interpretations are nothing but words of some meandering old men. You can ask yourself which matters to the people in power, increased tax revenue or religious identity.