The recent terrorist attacks have really rattled the nerves of a lot of people. People are fearful. People feel insecure. And when people are fearful and insecure they seek resolution to those uncomfortable feelings. They clamor for someone in authority to do something to protect them.
But what if there is no one in authority to protect you?
Imagine the lives of the early humans. There were no police, no army, no government to call upon to protect you. It was just you and your family against a scary, dangerous world. So what would you do when things got dangerous; when life was scary; when you felt insecure? You do what emotionally traumatized children do today: You create a powerful, imaginary friend.
And what do you call this powerful, imaginary friend?