Oh I'll take. They talk out both sides of their mouth. How often is it surgically DRILLED into your head to follow Jesus' example? ....right? But really it's because Jehovah put Jesus in place for us to see his example, and this ALL supreme powerful being, who you're told understanding him comes with spiritual maturity because he had no beginning and that's a hard concept for us pesky lil humans to understand, has the same emotions we do, and so if humans didn't respect, fear (in a "healthy" way) and honor him then you die. You don't go to hell but you DIE. *gasp*
Personally, and this will sadly be a very clear indication of my level of humor, lol, but I always got excited hearing about that king and his birthday celebration. Remember how anytime someone asked you why you didn't celebrate birthdays, and there was really no clear answer, e.g. from the bible. It was just the reasonsing of the higher ups as to why birthday's would be bad. So you always just said, well one of the two references in the bible to a birthday celebration is when John the Baptists head was served on a platter as a gift. I was always like NO WAY....that's cool! How awesome is this guy that he gets a gift like that?? And all the pictures always portrayed him sprawled out in lavish accomodations, relaxing, as this head is served on a platter....lol..yeah I remember as a kid being FASCINATED by that.
Clearly, I never paid attention to imitiating the son OR the father.