As a hesitant, doubting, religious man I'd never known how they felt. But, as a born-again atheist, I now knew exactly what satisfactions were on offer. For the first time in my 38 years I was at one with my own generation. I had become like one of the Billy Grahamites, only in reverse.
I'm always interested in hearing about why people cross the aisle. In this case, A N Willson crosses it twice, which is how I imagine the disciples felt when Jesus died and rose again. They lost their faith when he died, but regained it when they saw him again.