I was a very devout Christian from childhood up to my early, maybe mid, forties.
These days, I don’t know what I am (religiously speaking).
As I look back over my life, I can see that not only did the Christian faith not help me much, but as some of its teachings were taught to me, it created obstacles in my life, and kept me stuck in harmful patterns or ways of thinking.
Supposing there is an afterlife with a Heaven and a Hell, and acceptance of Christ means a ticket into Heaven upon death, that works out just fine. I can sure see how that is beneficial later on.
Christianity, though, did not really help me with very much in the present life.
Any pain, problems, or stress I’ve had so far were not relieved by the Christian faith.
Prayer, Bible reading, believing in Jesus, volunteering at charities, attending church – none of that alleviated my problems.