The other end of this relative spectrum would be say, Twid, who again, I can again largely agree with (and am interested in the various explorations of belief structures). There's probably more in common than not between P3nt and Twid but their experience of religious systems and the actors involved have clearly varied substantially.
What surprises me about Pent in these conversations, recently, is that Pent seems to be willing to entertain the idea of God and the afterlife, where his iconoclasm originally struck me as pure antitheism. Indeed, Pent offered me a couple of examples of how surviving death could work when I started to doubt the afterlife. Obviously, I'm struggling with spiritual significance to being human at the present time and just have to put religious framework aside for the time being until I can kinda regain my spirituality, one way or another before I pick the experiment up again. So, I probably do have a bit in common with him in this regard, and he is older and probably has it worked out a bit more.
I can't say that I had any truly bad experiences growing up Catholic, other than the occasional and inevitable sense of guilt. I can't say that I had any bad experiences as a Pagan. And other than starting my Judaism on Yom Kippur, I can't say I've otherwise had any bad experiences with that. My dad was going to be a priest, and while there has been as certain, expectation, for lack of a better word, I've never been harmed for aberrant religious expression. Shit, I left an altar up in my room when I was a teenager for some kind of useless spell, dad came in to wake me up for school, I was already awake. He took a minute to see what was up with that and said, "Kevin, time to get up for school" walked out and nothing more was said of it. He even nervously accepted the possibility that I might be gay. It was a challenge on my part, and he felt backed in a corner, but he wasn't going to boot me out if I said I wasn't straight (I merely said I wasn't gay at the end of it. Heh.) So, yeah quite probably, my experiences with religion would be entirely alien to Pent.