Lord, they are not praying to the Lord!
I think Christianity fully deserves its bad reputation. The propensity of Christian societies to organize themselves into three social classes, the Lords, the Clergy, and the Serfs, has much to do with it. It took a lot of bloodshed in France and then in Russia to get rid of that social structure (as well as in America).
Actually, the Americans got rid of the (British) Lords, but kept praying to the Lord
Anybody praying to a Lord is a Serf asking for the Lords to come back.
If you are monotheist, why don't you try Judaism or Islam? At least you won't promote Lordism by endorsing the completely ridiculous idea that the creator of the universe would have family members.