Religious Pluralism In Life Of Pi

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The award winning film Life of Pi shows the life of a man named Pi who practiced religious pluralism. “religious pluralism generally refers to the belief in two or more religious worldviews as being equally valid and acceptable.” (Got, 2014) Religious Pluralism as promulgated by Pi in the film is possible but only to a limited extent. This can be corroborated by the similarities in nature of god, the life after death, the revelation in bibles and what scholars say about religious pluralism. At the heart of Christianity, Islam and Hinduism, the nature of god has similarities and differences. All these three religions are believers in different aspects of their Gods. Christians are monotheistic and Trinitarian. Monotheism is the…show more content…
In Christianity, the belief about what happens after death is that they ascend into either heaven or hell, depending whether they sinned or not in their life. Heaven is where believed go upon dying in order to enjoy the presence of god as well as other believers (religion facts, 2014). In Jesus’s words in John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.” (Bible gateway, 2014) on the other hand, hell is described by Mark 9:43 “…to go into hell, where the fire never goes out” (Bible Hub, 2014). In Hinduism, Life and death is based around the concept of Karma. Karma is a system where beneficial effects are derived from past beneficial actions and harmful effects from past harmful actions, creating a system of actions and reactions throughout a soul’s reincarnated lives forming a cycle of rebirth (Google, 2014). Saint Tiruvelluar stated two thousand years ago that “death is like falling asleep, and birth is like awakening from that sleep”. Hindu believers support the idea of reincarnation, where they are judged whether they did good or bad in their life which will determine who they are in their next life. In Difference to both Hinduism and Christianity, the Islamic faith believes that when a believer dies, a say will come when God will resurrect and gather the first and last of his creation and

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