Nam: Reread my previous 2 posts.
Now, in our world, with zero evidence to support Biblegod, most people keep believing in him, despite books, college, other atheists etc. This shows how well Mind Control Techniques/Stockholm Syndrome work.
Now, in the hypothetical world where Biblegod is real, there must be evidence in him because he is real.
Believing in Biblegod would be like believing in gravity.
So if this real god and his proxies spend your entire life using cult mind control techniques such as alternating abuse with non-abuse, and if all the reliable evidence is that this god exists, you are going to believe in him, and the odds are you will love him, Stockholm style.
There will always be exceptions here and there. But most people will be frightened or psychologically abused into loving biblegod. That's how humans adapt to life under a tyrant with no hope of escape.
The US military works with the assumption that everyone has a breaking point, given enough time and a creative approach to indoctrination. I am not happy about these facts. I don't advocate in favor of tyranny. But tyranny has been in existence all of human history, it is an advanced and proven art form. Tyrants use oppression and abuse because it works.
This whole thread illustrates to me a reason why atheism is better than theism: theists are essentially people terrorized or psychologically abused into loving a tyrant god.
But I do believe that in an environment that 95% supports the belief, such as in our world 95% of the evidence supports the existence of gravity, most of us would eventually succumb and convince ourself that we love biblegod, or at least fake it.
Exactly why you fell out of belief, I don't know. But you fell out in a world where there are books, other atheists, universities, etc. A world where science and history don't support the Bible.
In a meta sense, this thread illustrates a major silliness of religion. The willingness of people to waste huge amounts of time arguing over opposing impossibilities. Myself included.