Life of Pi (2012) Poster


Ayush Tandon: Pi Patel (11-12 Years)


  • Santosh Patel : Piscine, you cannot follow three different religions at the same time.

    Pi Patel (11 : Why not?

    Santosh Patel : Because, believing in everything at once is the same thing as believing in nothing.

    Gita Patel : He is young, Santosh. He is still trying to find his own way.

    Santosh Patel : And how can he find his own way if he does not learn to choose a path? Instead of leaping from one religion to the next, why not start with reason? In ten years science has taught us more about the universe than religion has in ten-thousand.

    Gita Patel : Yes, that is true. Science is very good at teaching us what is out there...

    Gita Patel : [puts her hand over her heart]  But not what is in here.

    Santosh Patel : Some eat meat, some vegetarian. I do not expect us to agree about everything, but I would much rather have you believe in something I don't agree with, than to accept everything blindly.

  • Pi Patel (11 : Thank you Vishnu, for introducing me to Christ.

  • Pi Patel (11 : [pointing to oil painting of Christ's crucifixion]  Why would a god do that? Why would he send his own son to suffer the sins of ordinary people?

    Priest : Because He loves us. God made Himself approachable to us, human, so we could understand Him. We can't understand God in all His perfection, but we can understand God's son and His suffering, as we would a brother's.

    Adult Pi Patel : [in present, to Writer]  That made no sense. Sacrificing the innocent to atone for the sins of the guilty, what kind of love is that?

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