I heard someone say, "Churches exist to support clergy."
I do wonder how often that is true.
Even if it is true some of the time, I tend to think there's a professional place for clergy people through all societies. I've listened to wisdom packed edifying sermons from some of them. However, I'll admit I am guilty of thinking that churches seem, to my mind, too often to be "vehicles of welfare for individuals who love titles, love being adored and enjoy the power they play over people and their lives."