Somebody who wants to teach you how to know everything that they know and do everything that they do—what he was really describing was parents, not gods.
So what Wiggin was describing wasn’t parents, really. He was describing good parents. He wasn’t telling her what the gods were, he was telling her what goodness was. To want other people to grow. To want other people to have all the good things that you have. And to spare them the bad things if you can. That was goodness.