Basically what Bro Enki said in his first response. For me to place my "everlasting soul" into a religion, it has to make sense or at least be logical! Christianity and any other religion that I've studied fall short of that in my opinion.
What I find hard to believe is when Christians use logic and reason in so many other aspects of life but, when it comes to religion reason, logic and common sense go out the window to be replaced with myth and emotion. Last but not least a lot of Christians totally ignore the fact that the religion is plagiarized from many ancient religions. All you have to do is read about Gilgamesh, Mithra, etc. which predate Christianity and have very familiar stories!!
Honestly Flash, I see where you would make that assumption. And I appreciate your usage of the words "a lot of Christians."
First, I don't buy into that, because Christianity is an African born religion. If it mimicks another one, so be it. The point of a "religion" is to give order to a person's life. Before choosing to fully commit, I had questions too, but not for the reasons you've described. It seemed like almost no Christians could show me how it ordered their lives or offer an intelligent teaching of it.
However, that changed for me a few years ago. Say what you will, but I've experienced spiritual moments from this like I've not anywhere else, experiences that were undeniable, as each of them related to the words in the Bible. Then I understood that this wasn't mythology. It was a set of riddles and teachings that only those willing to commit to wholistic study could decipher. I still go to church, but my understanding of it is far beyond religious.