Yes, Josh, I've noticed a similarity in our experiences. I've had many conversations about religion with my dad. I was a religious studies minor in college. most of those conversations were civil arguments, but we both know where we stand on issues. I also know that my dad is sincere in his beliefs and doesn't accept every word that is handed down from his denomination. and mostly, I think he stays in the denomination out of fear; fear that they might be right and he could be wrong.
I found my freedom by worshipping with the Disciples of Christ (Christian Church).