Question for ex-theists
So, I was giving a wall-o-text life story and I had a thought.
As a kid I believed in and feared my Protestant god, but I can't remember ever feeling much positive emotion towards him. In the other thread I put it as, "I feared God, but I didn't love Him."
How common is this? I was certainly told that I should love God, and told how wonderful Jesus was, etc. but I don't remember feeling it.
I suppose I could just be re-writing my memory of the 'relationship' I had when I was a kid, but I don't think I am...I don't have any reason to do such a thing.
Everything makes more sense now that I've stopped believing.