Which would you rather have?
Would you rather have a father to look up to, who hung the moon, who could do anything, who wants to have a relationship with you, who lets you make mistakes and learn from them, who doesn't control every aspect of your life like you're some puppet on a string, who LOVES you....
Would you rather have a father who gives you no choices, who is domineering and inflexible, who cares not about love but about control, who only shows mercy if he feels like it, who stones people when they do wrong, who doesn't want a relationship but your loyalty, who wants not just to surrender, but totally submit to him and his will?
We can flip this around. If you were a parent, would you rather have your child look up to you, think you hung the moon, want to have a relationship with you, who makes mistakes and learns from them, who has some freedom to make choices, who loves you...
Would you rather have your child have no choices, be totally controlled by your will, who has to be controlled, who never receives mercy, who you can stone to death if they make mistakes, who is only loyal to you out of fear and respect, who totally submits to your will?