I think he’s on to something. Most of the outspoken atheists I meet aren’t so much disbelieving in God as angry at him. It’s a huge amount of energy to waste on somebody who’s not there. His portrait of Turner reminds me again of Flanner O’Connor’s observation that the South is not so much Christian as Christ-haunted. A merciful and humane take on the man. I hope he finds peace at last. And I regret my own harshness toward him in my heart.