I've been spiritual for almost 40 years, in the Christian faith (my entire life narrative revolves around that), and I'm not going that route with you either. If it was that inherent, I'm pretty sure I'd get the gist. But I don't agree with you, both from my spiritual background and from being a parent.
"Feelings" don't mean anything, I've seen too many religious people just believe whatever feels convenient because they don't want to quantify things and test them, that's all.
lolI think it is usually fruitless to compare god to "real life" analogies though. My conception of God lives outside of social constructs. (I know... I started it :P)
Actually, I disagree with that too. I think God is not relevant unless we have some reflections of him/her/it in the observable and experienced world. If God is not reflected within our system, then he is irrelevant and unknowable.
Isn't it just more that we have to acknowledge that our "examples" could never totally capture something beyond like God? But they can still offer us a facet into who/what he might be?
Sorry, that might have come out bluntly. I think I have a lot of that going around this week. *groan* Anyway, those are just my ideas?