Why we project our personalities, biases, and desires onto God

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We project upon God our own biases and bigotries," says religious scholar and author Reza Aslan. Humans have a psychological itch that must be scratched: we're compelled to know what our god is really like so we fill in the blanks with what we know best: ourselves. One religion satisfies this urge to know better than the rest: in the birth of Jesus, God literally becomes a human being. "That, I think more than anything else, explains why Christianity is the most successful religion in the world,


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