There is an infinite difference between religion and faith. Religion is an organized institution. Faith is what you personally believe.
I'm going to keep this short and sweet, but I will say this: I will never go to a church to have them tell me what to believe.
Maybe that's why it's so hard for me to find a church that I can be at. It needs to line up with my beliefs; not the other way around. Not only that, but I need to feel comfortable with the politics and social principles of the church.
I am at the point in my life where I am trying to figure out exactly what I believe. I grew up in a church and I love that church. It helped raise me to be the person that I am today. I just don't know if it's the right place for me at this point in my life.