I too am reading, "The End of the Affair," because here at Tinsel Tantrum headquarters, we are team players.
My favorite quote from the book so far is this: "A vow's not all that important -- a vow to somebody I've never known, to somebody I don't really believe in. Nobody will know that I've broken a vow except me and Him -- and He doesn't exist, does he? He can't exist. You can't have a merciful God and this despair."
Cynical? Yes. But there is some truth to it.
I'm going to go kick a puppy now.