The Mockingbird blog has an interesting piece on our moral compass, drawing the conclusion that many observers of Christianity have also drawn: that we have indeed created God in our own image (to some extent) and many of us believe that God would hold the same beliefs that we ourselves hold.
“People may use religious agents as a moral compass, forming impressions and making decisions based on what they presume God as the ultimate moral authority would believe or want. The central feature of a compass, however, is that it points north no matter what direction a person is facing. This research suggests that, unlike an actual compass, inferences about God’s beliefs may instead point people further in whatever direction they are already facing.”
Read the whole article here.
(By the way, I love the picture they used–I often look in the mirror and imagine I am mightier, better-looking, and far more of a catch than I am!)