Nietzsche was no atheist, but his God was dead.
The result of this demise was a split in himself, and he felt compelled to call the other self ‘Zarathustra,’ or at times, ‘Dionysus.’ …
The tragedy of Zarathustra is that, because his God died, Nietzsche himself became a god; and this happened because he was no atheist….
It seems dangerous for such a man to assert that ‘God is dead’: he instantly becomes a victim of inflation …
inflation and man’s hubris … elected the ego, in all its ridiculous paltriness, to become the lord of the universe….
The individual ego is much too small, its brain is much too feeble, to incorporate all the projections withdrawn from the world.
Ego and brain burst asunder in the effort …
“With you I broke whatever my heart revered; I overthrew all boundary stones and images: I pursued the most dangerous wishes: verily, over every crime I have passed once.” ~Carl Jung, CW 4, Page 340
“Lonely one, you are going the way to yourself. And your way leads past yourself and your seven devils. You will be a heretic to yourself and a witch and a soothsayer and fool and doubter and unholy one and a villain.” ~Nietzche, CW 11, Page 315