Stephen King has always had a love-hate relationship with religion. His fictional creations don’t work without a Christian context. The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption come to mind. Without God there is no moral universe to play against.
King told Rolling Stone magazine that “he believed ‘in evil,’ but that all his life he has ‘gone back and forth about whether or not there’s an outside evil, whether or not there’s a force in the world that really wants to destroy us, from the inside out, individually and collectively. Or whether it all comes from inside and that it’s all part of genetics and environment.'”
King’s latest foray into the topic of religion is a bit confused when he tries to draw a parallel between ISIS and Christianity: