It is ironic. The vast majority of religions got their jump-starts by analysing via rudiment the heavens and by adoring the heavenly bodies (the Sun probably being the first sanctioned Deity) and now they close themselves in their admittedly beautiful edifices to ignore the sky.
I would much rather look for the Gods up in the skies where my ancestors figured they'd be.
Instead of wondering how much tax exemption costs us, how about we wonder why the 16th amendment was passed? Or how about military spending? Welfare system? Our government facilitating mediocrity in the healthcare system?