Ah, but how much does a religion wish you to be independent Joe?
You see, the problem is that the mainstream religions are mainstream because of long history, corporate structures and integration in originally feudal societies.
the role of religion was to tame the masses and keep them obedient. Jam tomorrow and all that. (Or specifically, "Blessed are the meek" "easier for a camel ..." and other ways of keeping you in your place.)
The view of your faith as you articulate it, (and do it well I may add) is your adaptation, picking the parts that are relevant and ignoring the reasons for its survival over the last couple of thousand years.
Seriously, I would contend that to be true to your faith, it would be difficult to be anything other than the mindless obedient sheep you disdain.
Sadly, the paedophiles who choose the cloth know this and have exploited it throughout the ages.