Do they need a dominant/submissive relationship?
I remember, as a young kid leaving a service, thinking how we gave God the sorts of allowances we'd never tolerate from a human leader, and not being sure that was right.
Then again, domination and submission are supposed to be basic behaviors from the "reptile brain".
People think since they've heard it that way their whole life, it must have been there from the beginning. They have no clue about the history of it. I just wish everybody understood that this nation was legally formed by a bunch of atheists and deists. Payne, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington. One of their core principals was to not allow the government to blackmail the people with religion. Frackin drives me nuts that people think they were like puritans. Ugh.
You may already be aware of this, but it is useful ammo: The Treaty of Tripoli, Article 11
One nation, yes. And divisible by religion.