He was an ignorant atheist.<quoted text>
Cheap and easy self-forgiveness?
Where do you suppose that he learned that if he ate human flesh and drank human blood that he and that person would merge? From George Carlin? Carl Sagan? Gore Vidal?
"Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them." - John 6:5
He misunderstood scripture like most atheists do.