But without strict trinitarian doctrine with the person of Christ as intermingled god/man, you are left to make up what ever you want in the realm of the 'wholly other' -- The Flash and Shazam as homosexual godmates etc., etc. There is a complete disconnect to the realm of the infinite. No other religion solves this problem.
I would beg to differ. Let us not forget that as far as human spirituality goes, Christianity is a relatively young religion. Islam is even younger. Unlike these two religions, the ancient beliefs of the East take relating to the infinte as the point of the whole spiritual exercise. Eastern peoples in China and India were leading civilized lives and pondering the mysteries of the universe when Europeans were still trying to figure out footwear. I for one happen to believe that they got it right the first time.
Take the whole cycle of reincarnation (not just a Hindu belief). A soul switches forms like clothing until the cycle is broken and it achieves Nirvana... essentially becomes one with the universe. Doesn't this sound an awful lot like the first law of thermodynamics? Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only change forms. As energy is spent, the entropy of the universe is increased until finally all useful energy is used and all processes cease. I think the ancients understood the universe a lot better than we give them credit for. Perhaps they were as advanced spiritually back then as we are scientifically today. It just goes to show that all "progress" is not necessarily progress. Sorry to stray from addressing the quote above, but I hardly think that Christianity addresses "the infinite."
At it's most distilled, Christianity proposes that we are all born sinners and that we can find the grace and forgiveness of God by embracing Christ. We then are taken to Heaven or Hell all the while maintaining our Earthly identity. To me, this sounds like sidestepping the whole idea of infinity. "You" are born "You" and remain "You" throughout the eternity of the afterlife. The only thing "infinite" about this belief is that "You" will be around forever'n'ever amen, thusly satisfying that oldest Western dream of never dying.