The only reason I have stuck it out this long is in hopes that at least some are open to new ideas about Christianity.
There are no "new ideas" in Christianity. If it is in the Bible, it is "of God." If it is not in the Bible it is lies and "of Satan."
Ecc 1:9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
Re:22:18: For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
Re:22:19: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
The most perfect understanding of Christianity (if you accept the Bible) must have been a few days after Jesus ascended to heaven. At that time, the Apostles had 100% knowledge. There could be no more knowledge as the "Teacher" was dead.
Over the years, people came to see that many things in the Bible were garbage, savage, immoral, stupid, tedious, expensive, irrational, etc.
At this stage, like many religions before and since, Christianity should have done the decent thing and died, but no... there was big money in religion... read on ->
The Church then organised various deep-thinkers (or as we say, Snake-Oil Salesmen) to try and explain the inexplicable. If Jesus had wanted this to happen, He would have given us all the information we needed and he would not have inspired people to write lies for Him.
St Augustine realised that apologists were not progressing the Faith - they were saying stupid things and making things up as they went along: (A long quote, but I hope it helps:)
Saint Augustine (A.D. 354-430) in his work The Literal Meaning of Genesis (De Genesi ad litteram libri duodecim) provided excellent advice for all Christians who are faced with the task of interpreting Scripture in the light of scientific knowledge. This translation is by J. H. Taylor in Ancient Christian Writers, Newman Press, 1982, volume 41.
Usually, even a non-Christian knows something about the earth, the heavens, and the other elements of this world, about the motion and orbit of the stars and even their size and relative positions, about the predictable eclipses of the sun and moon, the cycles of the years and the seasons, about the kinds of animals, shrubs, stones, and so forth, and this knowledge he hold to as being certain from reason and experience.
"Now, it is a disgraceful and dangerous thing for an infidel to hear a Christian, presumably giving the meaning of Holy Scripture, talking nonsense on these topics; and we should take all means to prevent such an embarrassing situation, in which people show up vast ignorance in a Christian and laugh it to scorn. The shame is not so much that an ignorant individual is derided, but that people outside the household of faith think our sacred writers held such opinions, and, to the great loss of those for whose salvation we toil, the writers of our Scripture are criticized and rejected as unlearned men. If they find a Christian mistaken in a field which they themselves know well and hear him maintaining his foolish opinions about our books, how are they going to believe those books in matters concerning the resurrection of the dead, the hope of eternal life, and the kingdom of heaven, when they think their pages are full of falsehoods and on facts which they themselves have learnt from experience and the light of reason?
Reckless and incompetent expounders of Holy Scripture bring untold trouble and sorrow on their wiser brethren when they are caught in one of their mischievous false opinions and are taken to task by those who are not bound by the authority of our sacred books. For then, to defend their utterly foolish and obviously untrue statements, they will try to call upon Holy Scripture for proof and even recite from memory many passages which they think support their position, although they understand neither what they say nor the things about which they make assertion."
So, as you see, there are no new ideas.
I hope this helps.