I didn't want to detract focus from my first point, but my church has a statement of faith. They are affiliated with the southern baptist convention for purposes of networking, hiring and all that other required legal stuff.In order:
Yes, yes, yes, yes.
I see I did a poor and possibly offensive job in explaining my thoughts. You're committed to Jesus, and that is great. I have nothing against non-denoms. What I find offensive is the philosophy behind being non-denom. If a man has several wives because he has not found one who checks each of his boxes, he is a polygamist, but a man who takes a little from here and a little from there spiritually is upheld as totally valid. This is one knock against my fellow millennials, that they are "spiritual, but not religious." They are "nones" - they don't take any particular religion because they take the parts they like of each - the ethics of Christ, the zen-ness of Budda, etc. I read not long ago, I think from Fr. Barron, that a big reason for this there is a fear of rejection or of being wrong. Commitment comes with risk, but everywhere else in life commitment is a key component of success. Why wouldn't this be the case in matters of religion as well?
I also notice that you didn't answer what non-denominationalists believe.
But we're getting off topic here. Let's get back to parsing out Catholicism.
I think you're struggling with understanding that my church being non-denominational doesn't mean I am polyamorous in my faith or that I am uncommitted to the church. I'm not sure where you've gotten such an extreme viewpoint on this subject. My church and my faith is only derived from the bible. That's it, nothing else.
It has nothing to do with a fear of rejection, or being wrong, or wanting to dabble. It doesn't indicate a weakness of conviction or inability to decide.