Before being sidelined, dismantled, explained, and 'understood' by all-knowing, omniscient, intelligent people, God was that perfect leader people seek.
"Who can we trust?" People wonder.
"Who is wise and powerful, constant and benign?"
Who else but God?
But who is God?
Or rather, what was God, before we did away with Him?
Because it was the idea of a who, as opposed to a what, that did the deed.
Humans drifted into ego, which is a who.
And away from an it, which is distinct from the self.
It becomes a simple matter of perspective:
Focusing on 'who', instead of 'what', is at the heart of the dysfunction of modern man.
Which carries more power and purpose?
"I am a man." Or: "I am Henry"?
Henry is only Henry. He may be smart. He may be strong. But still, he is only Henry.
But when a man is Man, he is the whole of mankind.
Created in God's image. Of God. Godlike, in his way.
God is what is, whether or not men see Him as what was.
Like a wall-socket: there to be plugged into. Or not.
The power-source. Used, or not used.
Intellect is a poor substitute for all the power of the universe.