“My daughter and I just finished reading Life of Pi together. Both of us agreed we prefer the story with animals. It is a lovely book — an elegant proof of God, and the power of storytelling. Thank you."
– “Life of Pi author Martel hears from Obama“. Saskatoon StarPhoenix (Winnipeg Free Press). 8 April 2010. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
就算「有神論」不能證偽，也不代表「有神」和「無神」的可能性是均等的，這是「不可知論」的罩門。細節且免，建議讀者看Richard Dawkins的《The God Delusion》。
那Pi的「信仰」又是怎麼回事呢？其實並不罕見。這是Daniel Dennett稱為「Belief in Belief」的現象。（對，正是我剛剛用的說法。）我也只建議各位看他寫的《Breaking the Spell》，特別是第八章＜Belief in Belief＞，且引用其中一小段：
“It is entirely possible to be an atheist and believe in belief in God. Such a person doesn’t believe in God but nevertheless thinks that believing in God would be a wonderful state of mind to be in, if only that could be arranged. People who believe in belief in God try to get others to believe in God and, whenever they find their own belief in God flagging, do whatever they can to restore it."
– Dennett, Daniel C., 2006, Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon. New York: Penguin Books, pp. 221.
“When Prohibition was introduced, I hoped that it would be widely supported by public opinion and the day would soon come when the evil effects of alcohol would be recognized. I have slowly and reluctantly come to believe that this has not been the result. Instead, drinking has generally increased; the speakeasy has replaced the saloon; a vast army of lawbreakers has appeared; many of our best citizens have openly ignored Prohibition; respect for the law has been greatly lessened; and crime has increased to a level never seen before."
Letter on Prohibition – see Daniel Okrent, Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center, New York: Viking Press, 2003. (pp.246/7).