Like father like son?
I believe that god is man-made.
In worshipping god, man is suffering his own sin in his own self-judgement. He is a victim of himself.
The religious are imprisoned by doctrine. It is a reflection of their own intolerance and wish to indoctrinate other people.
The religious fear the god they have made. It is a reflection of the fear they wish to instill in other people through their doctrine.