Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 1.5AM4

[They realized that they were naked.

This precisely corresponds to the dawning awareness of golden calves as they persecute (what they imagine to be) the causes of their frustrations, the subjects who are deemed thinkanti-object.

When sovereigninfra religions begin to feel vulnerable, they strive all the more to neutralize the sources of their frustrations.

Their exercise of power becomes less and less clothed by the robes of their righteousness.

Totalitarian regimes are left naked in the end.

Then the Lord God, the ultimate scapegoat, the only one capable of speaking for the now voiceless corpses, returns.]