The Roman God Is A People’s God.
Once loved by the mob, the power of the elite took all: slave, people’s lives and the very god to be themselves.
As the Emperor, declared himself god, the power of corruption became the fall of the Roman Empire.
As little as a century ago, this saying was a common enough way to express surprize.
And Shakespeare has immortalized ‘Jove’.
An Atheist can show a sober way to emphasis it.
Is there a better way?