The Life of Pi
Thursday, September 23, 2010
I'm reading Life of Pi by Yann Martel. I've hardly gotten through a quarter of it, but the book is extremely well-written. This is one of my favorite passages so far. I'm not sure about how copyrights work, but it's copyrighted 2001, Harcourt Books, page 28. "I'll be honest about it. It is not atheists who get stuck in my craw, but agnostics. Doubt is useful for a while. We must all pass through the garden of Gethsemane. If Christ played with doubt, so must we. If Christ spent an anguished night in prayer, if He burst out from the Cross, 'My God, my God, why have your forsaken me?' then surely we are also permitted doubt. But we must move on. To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation."