You can also worship idols like was done in the Temple but none of that will help you when Hashem asks why you transgressed his comandment to listen to the rabbis. The Torah's laws such as tefillin and messuzas cannot be followed without the Oral Tradition. It is that simple.
5 tourists rescued from Hebron after being hit by firebomb; 2 hurt (Haaretz)
from the article: We all owe Israel's racist rabbis a vote of thanks