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What aspects of Christianity confuse Pi in Life of Pi?

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What confuses Pi about Christianity is how Christ, being a god, could have been sacrificed, humiliated, and killed. This does not fit with his Hindu idea of gods as powerful, noble, and immortal.

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Raised first in Hinduism, Pi is confused when he learns about the sacrifice, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. First, when he is told that Jesus is God the Father's sacrifice for others' sins, he finds this idea bizarre. He tries to imagine a scenario in which a group of lions are doing wrong by eating other animals, and his own father's solution is to feed Pi, too, to the lions.

Second, for someone raised on the idea of gods, like Krishna, as powerful, noble, and immortal, the idea of a god like Jesus, who is humbled, humiliated and killed, is confusing. That simply is not Pi's concept of how a god should be. He is especially confused that Jesus died. He doesn't believe a god can die. Even though Jesus was brought back to life, he tasted the reality of death, which doesn't make sense to Pi:

Divinity should not be blighted by death. It's wrong. The world soul cannot die, even in one contained part of it. It was wrong of this Christian God to let His avatar die. That is tantamount to letting a part of Himself die.

Father Martin responds that this is all done for love, which is at the center of the Christian faith. After three days drinking tea and talking to Father Martin about this god who feels hunger and thirst and weariness and puts love first, Pi is more and more taken with him. He realizes, too, that Christianity exists always in the present moment, never in the past. He tells Father Martin he wants to become a Christian, but Father Martin tells him he already is, saying, "Whoever meets Christ in good faith is a Christian."

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When Father Martin tells him about Christianity, Pi is immediately struck by the unfairness of the crucifixion and what it represents. He doesn't understand why the Son of God should have paid the price for the sins of humankind. Furthermore, he finds it somewhat absurd that God would effectively let a part of himself die in consenting to his son's death on the cross.

Pi draws the conclusion that the Holy Trinity must somehow be tainted with death, that the second person of the Trinity—Jesus Christ—must have the taste of death forever in his mouth. As for God the Father himself, Pi thinks that the crucifixion means that he will have the stench of death at his right hand for all eternity. Until Father Martin helpfully points out that the crucifixion is based on a selfless act of God's love, Pi finds it astonishing that God would knowingly choose to ruin something so perfect.

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Pi did not understand how God would send his own son to suffer. He based his reasoning on the Biblical story of Jesus’ crucifixion to save mankind. According to him, it was confusing that the innocent should be made to pay for the wrongs of the guilty. In addition, love was the only explanation given to him concerning his inquiries about Christ and Christianity.

Pi had an interesting understanding of faith which saw him observe three religions (Hinduism, Christianity and Islam) at the same time. His father asserted that it was impossible for one to believe in three religions at the same time because “If you believe in everything, you will end up not believing in anything at all.” He further urged him to employ reason before following any of the religions blindly. According to Pi, faith could not be monopolized by any single religion “faith is a house with many rooms.” He also believed that the different religions all hold different manifestations of God as the Supreme Being.

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