In the Preface to the second edition of Good and Evil: An Absolute Conception, Rai Gaita briefly addresses a familiar response to the first edition of that book:

Despite my disavowals, many readers have taken Good and Evil to be (implicitly) a religious work, or to require religious commitments if its arguments are to be pressed home. I persist with my disavowals, but I am now more sympathetic to the reasons why people have read it that way.