All life is activity in a field of potential, and our universe is not characterized by
uniformity but by a potential for infinite variability. In part because of this, it is not
the case that the nature of every action is a matter of good and evil absolutely, but
that moral judgement is a function of subjective perception. Human activity occurs
throughout a vast range of possibilities. One consequence of this is that usually
every good entails some element of bad, and vice versa, to a greater or lesser degree,
and in one legitimate sense or another. Often these are not considered, but they exist.
All religions tend to assume some good elements, which, when examined carefully,
are very undesirable but which are not openly considered, or which are considered
but which are typically glossed over with pleasant seeming rationales, many of which
are either illogical or untrue. Anyone who believes that Julius Caesar was a god, or
that a Hebrew man walked on water, or that a certain female deity has thirty six arms
is not solidly based in reality.
by Hampton Burt