So half the people in the world are religious people who think that their metaphors are facts. Those are what we call theists. The other half are people who know that the metaphors are not facts and so they’re lies. Those are the atheists.
— Joseph Campbell
… a moral choice is, I believe, an act performed by one person. It may or may not conform to law. It may or may not coincide with the edicts or advice of a government, a church, or a body of concerned people … — Ursula K. Le Guin