Thanks for your observations.
You might find it interesting to compare early Christianity (prayerful, spiritual, persecuted and impoverished) with the Church post-Constantine, which mixed with politics and became a state religion.
Also, a big hang-up for atheists (I think) is they consider only an impersonal God, rather than one who is near to us, walks with us, despite our inability to sense and understand Him (Her).
Thanks, again. :)