The ideas of the moral order and of God belong to the ineradicable substrate of the human soul.

That is why any honest psychology, which is not blinded by the garish conceits of enlightenment, must come to terms with these facts. They cannot be explained away and killed with irony.

In physics we can do without a God-image, but in psychology it is a definite fact that has got to be reckoned with, just as we have to reckon with “affect,” “instinct,” “mother,” etc.

It is the fault of the everlasting contamination of object and image that people can make no conceptual distinction between “God” and “God-image,” and therefore think that when one speaks of the “God-image” one is speaking of God and offering “theological” explanations.

It is not for psychology, as a science, to demand a hypostatization of the God-image.

But the facts being what they are, it does have to reckon with the existence of a God-image. ~Carl Jung, CW 8, Para 528