I'm not sure that SA had so much affect on me as my emotionally distant father and my sometime PMS riddled physically and emotionally abusive mother.
They say our concept of God is formed when we are young and comes from our relationship with our parents. Well, if that is true, and I believe it is, it's not to hard to surmise the struggle I've had.
My $0.02 worth.
"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting 'Holy Shit! What a ride!'" ~Hunter S. Thompson