Wish I'd said that - February 11, 2018
"You say you want man to be to himself what God has been to man. But what God has been to man is man’s absolute superior, and man cannot be his own superior…. So when you say you want man to be to himself what God has been to man hitherto, you mean you want some men to be to other men what God has been to man. You want some men to be the absolute superiors of others. I assume that you want to be in the former group and not in the latter."
J. Budziszewski in What We Can’t Not Know [part of his Platonic dialogue with a skeptic].