Pi isn’t just any ordinary person who believes in their religion, he believes and learns about multiple religions such as Hinduism, Christianity, and the Muslim religion. He believes in zoology and religion and defends not only the common spirits behind all three of these but also follows the rituals and ceremonies. Pi’s parents didn’t know he was practicing all these religions but he looked at it as “teenagers always hide a few things from their parents”.
When Pi’s parents found out he followed all these religions his father out of defence for his son said “I suppose that’s what we’re all trying to do – to love God”. But I think he felt a sort of embarrassment.
I think that there is nothing wrong with the fact that Pi is learning and committing to all these religions. His love for God is true and pure and that’s all that should matter.
My parents are Muslims, I was raised a Muslim and brought up to not judge other religions but to follow my own. I personally wouldn’t practice other religions if they aren’t mine but I like learning about them. Christianity and the Muslim religion are actually a lot alike and that’s why I like hearing about other religions because I can make comparison. I feel like in the end if your intentions towards learning other religions and the beliefs of others are good then there is nothing wrong with it. Pi liked to learn different types and didn’t judge the ones he learned because his love for God was real and because I believe that he knew the basic right and wrongs in religion. To me religion is love, peace and happiness all in one. I say that because I grew up knowing I was a Muslim but never practiced it until one day when life got really complicated a friend told me to go pray and it will make me feel better so I decided to give it a try and when I did everything became so much more clearer to me. I started to feel a sense of peace with myself, I gained so much knowledge and realized why certain things happen when they do that’s why I feel like I am better off with religion but like I said everyone is different.
Religion or lack of should not be forced, but rather inspired upon someone. If I had an opportunity to sit with a non-religious person i would express to them in a very open minded way my opinions on religion and why I feel that way without being forceful. Religion is a very hard topic to speak about because a lot of offence is taken sometimes and that’s why I think when talking about it you need to be as open minded as possible. Everyone has beliefs whether they are Hindu, Christian, Muslim, etc and everyone has a right to voice their opinions, but when voicing your opinions you need to be careful with the words you use and not be judgmental towards there’s.