No, we don't. We are born unbelievers - immature atheistsYes, but we ALL start out as immature Christians, don't we?
That's a red flag for an abusive relationship. From "Is the Christian 'Relationship with God' Healthy?" at www.patheos.com/blogs/daylightatheism/essays/...Jesus said that as long as we do what he say, we are his friends
"This article will endeavor to show that, even if taken at face value, the Christian “personal relationship with God” is abusive and unhealthy in the extreme and deserves to be terminated. To do this, it will list the most typical red flags of an abusive human relationship and show how well they fit the theistic version.
"Controlling behavior - The manifestation of this trait of abuse in Christianity is evident – in order to have a relationship with someone, God demands nothing less than total control over every aspect of that person’s life.
"Jealousy and possessiveness - In both the Old and New Testaments,[the god] reacts with great anger to any suggestion that a person might not be completely devoted to him alone