The college football stadium is a church.
On Saturday, we take our sins and failures and we confess them. We take our passions and we shout them out. There are rituals, sacrifices, superstitions. There is hatred of the unknown and love of the familiar.
The stadium is more than a structure. It is an atmosphere that the structure is a part of. Naked of people, it is eerily quiet, expectant.
Here are 50 of the greatest churches in the country. At one time or another, I hope to worship at all of them.