Is the sun significant or is it only because man is intelligent enough to harness its energy? Is there any use of the moon at night? The answer my friend is blowing in the wind, the answer is entirely up to the person.
To equate to the rich and powerful is not only pretentiousness but also impolite. To believe we are something we are not, is not becoming of man.
If God is the guiding light, why do we mortals question it? Because we have nothing better to do.
Pardon me, if I sound pretentious, it is not in my nature to be so. Anyone who tries to fly too close to the sun gets fried. There are some who tried.
And thanks for the question, it really awake a storm in me!