From Anthony Storr's 1996 Feet of Clay: Saints, Sinners, and Madmen.
One of the major attractions of some of the faiths propounded by gurus is their simplicity. Many of us harbour a secret wish to be transported back to the world of the nursery, where black is black, and white is white; where the forces of good finally triumph over the forces of evil; where the righteous are taken up into heaven, whilst the wicked perish in the lake of fire. A good deal of the less sophisticated variety of fiction panders to our primitive taste for dividing the world into heroes and villains.
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