Henri Bergson...on making gods

Humanity is groaning, half crushed under the weight of the progress it has made. Men do not sufficiently realize that their future depends on themselves. They must first decide whether they wish to continue to live. They must then ask whether they want merely to live, or to make the further effort necessary to fulfill, even on our unmanageable planet, the essential function of the universe, which is a machjine for making gods.

- Les deux sources de la morale et de la religion, 1932