James B. Walker
is a religious being, he will worship...Man by worshipping,
becomes assimilated to the moral character of the object
which he worships...
Without an exception, the character of every nation and
tribe of the human history has been formed and modified, in
a great degree, by the character attributed to their gods."
Walker, "The Philosophy of the Plan of Salvation"
(Minneapolis, Minnesota: Bethany 1886) pp. 26-28