"Conversations" with god
Why doesn't god speak to us?
That is a good question.
I like to think about him as a good doctor sometimes.
He doesn't play mind games with us to get him to follow his orders.
That would be manipulation and is not good.
Are we "equals" with god?
I contend that he wants us to be so.
A good parent wants their child to grow up to be an equal with them.
I can't even imagine otherwise.