I once typed out all the red words in a red-letter New Testament, trying to distill the words of Jesus as well as I could at the time. Since then I learned how the NT was written by other people long after Jesus’ death, and edited to suit the political needs of the church.
But what I got from the exercise was that were some great moral principles in there. There was also an imminent-end-of-the-world feel, and you-must-believe-in-me.
I would not embrace any religion totally, but seek all the good ideas, inside religion and outside of it.