I have to admit that I am a emotional person, I cry at movies, I love to laugh, I had a bad temper once, now I just have this controlled boring anger. I also love to experience God on a emotional level. I feel close to God when I experience different emotions during my prayers, and worship. I often wonder if this was taken from me would I still feel the strong relationship that I have with God? I wonder if I only understood God or knew him by just having a mental comprehension would I still want to be a Christian?
One thing I am sure of if you take that away, that personal sense of really knowing God on an intimate transforming level you don’t have much left. I say have both, know God on an intellectual level, and experience his transforming power in your life.