But unlike a philosophy, Christianity lacks any possible interpretation that is consistent.
How can anyone develop as a kind and trustworthy person if the rewards for that are all "next life", rather than the actual rewards NOW of becoming a better person? How can anyone resist the urge to harm others if there are 1,001 ways to evade owning that choice each and every time you make it?
Add the nonsense factor -- the Ascension of Mary, the Holy Spirit, the Antichrist, etc., IMO it's not a great path to spiritual development.
I look at intelligent, ethical people who are still practicing Catholics as examples of the enormous human ability to bullshit ourselves.
And I actually like Pope Francis.