On a more serious note, I think a lot of people reject Christ and Christianity because, well...it's not about *them*, and when they are deceived by false teachers into thinking that it means things like suffering and bearing crosses, well, heck...what fun is that?
Corrected you, as Jesus Christ(God) never wants us to suffer, He said,
John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Matthew 10:22, and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
Jesus Christ wants us to suffer when for Him, if necessary(aka Martyrdom) for His Name Sake, not for nothing, if there is nothing to suffer for, no prosecution etc, then in no way does God want anyone to suffer, and even in suffering for His Name Sake/Him, under prosecution, He still doesn't want anyone to suffer, the Christian life in the early Christian days was full of suffering, so yes God would require them to suffer for His sake, but now this has diminished, so the Christian life is less suffering, but of receiving Life from Jesus Christ(YHWH), now if you're under prosecution you are to suffer for His sake.
Jesus Christ only expects you to suffer for Him, for what is right, for His sake, therefore only If necessary, if not then there is not reason to suffer, just don't sin, help and love your neighbor, and help them stop suffering. so God(The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit) allows us to suffer because He has to, to give us free will beings eternal life,(as proven here http://savedbychrist94.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-problem-of-suffering-permanently.html
) to build perseverance, and so others can repent.
So no, The Christian Life, the life God(The Father, Jesus Christ, and The Holy Spirit) gives us is not a life of suffering, only under prosecution(any I might add, minor or major like martyrdom)
The life of this world(sin) is a life of suffering, sadness, no joy, depression, unsatisfaction, evil desires that harm others or themselves, not The Life God(The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit) gives us.
Other false burdens are like for example, burdening those who are homosexual, when homosexuality isn't even a sin, they are missing out on God(The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit) because one of the folks mentioned by The Holy Spirit through Paul(1 Timothy 4:1-5, 4 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. 3 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. 4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.)
People decide to make their own doctrines, 1 Timothy 6:20-21 20O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called “knowledge”—21which some have professed and thus gone astray from the faith.
We need to start teaching The Truth Doctrines of The Old and New Testament and stop causing others to stumble, I once did this and now suffer guilt(and I hope never do it again, will always check if The Doctrines I have are correct and Biblical), but I repented,
And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”