From what you have written, it sounds like you have some
very good ideas and questions to ask......
I would recommend that you begin with a good book on
world religions or Christian religions and how they began.
There are many Christian churches because as people
came to believe things a bit differently than the church
they originally were part of, they splintered off into other
For me, that is not such a big deal. In my personal opinion,
God can work with people through many faiths......He draws
us to Him via things that help nurture us spiritually.....
things that bring us a closer glimpse of His Love so we
can share that love and care with others on this planet.
I really don't believe it helps us to argue over differing
beliefs; I feel that it is better to accept that sometimes we
perceive things differently.....so let's focus on the things
we can agree upon and make our earth a better place
to live---let's help one another to get by and not struggle
quite so much......let's use our energy and our strength
to do good.....
I do it in the name of Jesus Christ and my Creator.....but
others do it in the name of who they were raised believing.
I have faith that God will work all of that out.......in His time
and in His way.....
My job here is to care for those who come into my personal
space (home, job, church, community, online, etc) who I
am able to reach out to----and to learn to be the best
person I can possibly be and not make so many mistakes!
I wish you so much goodness in life.
I hope you continue to question in the sense that you search
out good answers.
My own personal opinion? No, Christianity is not a cop
out---and I am betting my soul on it!