If Crowley had said, “Do what I wilt shall be the whole of the law,” he wouldn’t have sounded any different from all the other religious nuts of past and present. Because he actually said, “Do what thouwilt shall be the Whole of the law, he is known as the worst Monster and Madcap in the history of mysticism. Whatever else this proves, it clearly indicates that most people are desperately looking for some Authority to tell them what’s right and wrong, desperately afraid of taking that responsibility for themselves.
That is from "Racism, Sexism and Evolution," a 1976 essay by Robert Anton Wilson I found on RAWilsonfans.org when I was searching for something else. The whole piece is worth reading.