The average christian, not the fundamentalist idiots they constructed from their picture stories on the television, or the totally happened tales they sell one another on tumblr and reddit, would look at Vic and see contrition, humanity and normality. They'd probably also be a bit envious. They certainly wouldn't turn around and condemn him for trying and failing to live up to his ideals. The entire point of christianity is that people can't live up to the ideals that they set themselves. They best they can do is try and then look for forgiveness when they inevitably fail.3) Vic has stated to be a Christian but acts nothing like it...which does admittedly have truth to that but is still irrelevant and so forth; and last (for the time being)
Fedora-tipping atheists don't get that. They can only see religious people as mirrors of their own absolutist extremism.