Interested in Language
Can anybody explain to me the bold text?
Our road lay through the bazaar, close to a little temple of Hanuman, the Monkey-god, who is a leading divinity worthy of respect. All gods have good points, just as have all priests. Personally, I attach much importance to Hanuman, and am kind to his people—the great gray apes of the hills. One never knows when one may want a friend.
Rudyard Kipling, The Mark Of The Beast
To me, he is saying that despite some of their bad characteristics all gods have some good characteristics as well, just like all priests. [i.e. He believes that priests, who are the representatives of the gods on earth, are the same as them, not all good, but with a mixture of light and dark attributes to their personalities.]