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Thu Mar 4, 2021, 07:56 AM

"Which story do you prefer...

...the one with the cook or the one with the tiger (Richard Parker)?"

The interviewer: "The one with the tiger."

Pi: "And so it goes with God."


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Response to Duppers (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 12:57 PM

1. Sounds interesting,

but I have no idea what you are talking about.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 06:57 PM

2. It's from the novel - The Life of Pi

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Response to Ohiya (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 06:59 PM

3. Okay, thanks.

I obviously have not read it.

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Response to Duppers (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 09:31 AM

4. This dialogue is from the movie, The Life of Pi.

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When the subject of god comes up, Pi tells a writer his unbelievable but intriguing tale of his shipwreck when he was a boy stranded on a small boat in the ocean. His only companion was a huge tiger named Richard Parker.

But of course the tale was an allegory of the real gut-wrenching story of the boy's terror after a ship wreck.

After telling both the allegorical tale & the real story, Pi asked which one the listener(s) preferred.
The allegory, of course.

And Pi replied, "And so it goes with god."

Point:

People prefer the fiction & fantasy above reality, since reality is extremely difficult to deal with.


As an old song goes, "tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies."




Have a different interpretation up the movie?

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