This really says it all. I left the church because faith should be a journey of self-improvement. We should endeavor to become more charitable, humble and loving, even when it’s not profitable or self-serving.
I saw less of that attitude inside the church than outside, so I got out. The people who were the most humble, loving and faithful were the ones I wanted to emulate, and they almost never identified as Christians.
I’d much rather be a pagan who’s invested in the well-being of those around me than a Christian who can’t see past his own nose.