Do you know what projection is? Being a therapist and life coach, I see it often. It is the unconscious defense mechanism that people use when they take some part of themselves, project it onto someone else, and notice it in the other.
Lately, it’s been coming to me more and more how much religion is based on projection. I will speak about this in terms of Christianity, which is the realm of religions I know best, having been raised Catholic.
Let’s take a look at a few of these projections: (more…)