If you found faith on your own terms than good for you.<quoted text>
I rejected the Insta-Heaven Once Saved Always Saved religion that I grew up in.
I spent over a decade as an agnostic before being shown Catholic teachings.
I studied them and after many months, chose to accept them, not without losing friends and family over my conversion.
If my Faith is a hand-me-down, it's a hand-me-down from the Apostles.
Too many people just become what their parents want them to become, not only religious but political.
I am glad you are happy.