The truth of the political reality of a diety is that men will necessarily seek out gods, one way or another. Those gods can either be of the divine order or of the mundane order. When men become gods things don't really go any better than when the gods are in the heavens.
And then there's the problem of a disenchanted society where, for a time, no gods exist. Birth rates seem to fall below replacement levels and present consumption demand overtakes present productive capacity so that such societies are unable to sustain themselves and the population members become susceptible to mass persuasion until some leader comes along to take the role of god onto himself – to become the glorious Fuhrer, father to his nation.