Parents are gods.

[...] if you understand the power of simultaneously loving and fearing. Cause you love them for their love of you, which boosts your ego and self-confidence. But you fear disappointing them, which makes you respect the possibility of failure in your passion as if you were any one else -- the fear of, which humbles you.

Now you know why Saul Williams, "Our Father" is so deep, and dope -- and why healthy parents (biological and otherwise) are so important in raising healthy humans.