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Wish I could take credit for that great title, but I got from a blog I read this week. The author of that particular post, A.G. Harmon, borrowed it from Flannery O'Connor who, in an entry in her soon-to-be-released prayer journal writes, "No one can be an atheist who does not know all things. Only God is an atheist. The devil is the greatest believer & he has his reasons."
Pretty insightful for a 22-year-old. So as not to paraphrase Mr. Harmon, I will simply encourage you to read his interesting blog post of Oct. 22-23.
There sure is a lot of buzz being generated by this journal that O'Connor kept when she was a graduate student at the University of Iowa, and it's not just on the web either. On Wednesday, I received the November issue of The Atlantic. Leafing through it, I came across a feature article by James Parker titled "The Passion of Flannery O'Connor." It's generous of the good folks at The Atlantic to make this article available online. Unlike some journals, The Atlantic has historically given O'Connor the credit she is due.
For more stories by and about her in The Atlantic, go to theatlantic.com/flannery.