"Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man." - Thomas Paine
Maybe it is just me, but when I read this, I instantly thought of the Muslims. I hate that I think of such a large group of people in this way, but their actions lead me to this.
On a separate note, this is almost a corollary to the Biblical quote, "So God created man in His own image..." (Genesis 1:27). While I am not a Creationist, I do find the concept that God created man in his own image intriguing.
It makes an interesting syllogism: If God created man in His own image, and God is cruel, therefore man must be cruel. What a wretched logic that is.