Friedrich Nietzsche, The Wanderer and His Shadow (Der Wanderer und sein Schatten).

The Wanderer and his Shadow, the second supplement to Human, All Too Human, first published in 1880.

  

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The Danger in Personality.  The more God has been regarded as a personality in himself, the less loyal have we been to him.  Men are far more attached to their thought images than to their best beloved.  That is why they sacrifice themselves for State, Church, and even for God — so far as he remains their creation, their thought, and is not too much looked upon as a personality.  In the latter case they almost always quarrel with him.  After all, it was the most pious of men who let slip that bitter cry: "My God, why hast thou forsaken me"?  
 

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