Though I didn't find myself speaking wistfully of God (perhaps I did) that was not my point. My point (or rather, Nietzsches) is that the foundation for all of our lives is theistic (whether we admit it or not) and without this foundation we are and aim at naught.
I think my point is that people have lived with a cruel caricature of God for centuries - and many still do in other parts of the world. I mean, it is easy to blame "Western nihilistic culture", and not see where it came from, or what the current mainstream alternatives are. If, in fact, Jesus was divine, we seem to have changed/dropped his teaching many centuries ago.