Okay, so I am thinking that pretty much everyone feels like I am anti-Christian when, in truth, I just don't think I get it. I sort of do but never having been one, my own experiences are coincidental. And I really do want to understand and empathize, so here's my supposition and question;
I get the part about wanting to be a good Christian'; I'm pretty comfortable being a (fairly) good Jewess. But I know that there are different ways to be a good religious observer, and you don't have to belong to a particularly strict sect to do so. Reform Judaism doesn't make it too hard to remain faithful to your, well........faith. The Orthodox and Chasids sects can make it very difficult. But Christianity sometimes has some strange tenets that make it hard for all but a fervent believer to follow them without fail or question. So here it is:
How to you get to the point where you can justify your faith in a religion that decries your existence to your face? I hear so many stories about people who are ostracized, basically shunned, or asked to leave their congregations. So what is the allure that would make you want to continue practicing your faith in a place that doesn't want you there? And I know that it isn't universal and many do manage to maintain their place at their house of worship. But if that is not the case, why not go to friendlier environments rather than continue to suffer?