The Comedians Themes

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Religion and faith

Despite his Catholic upbringing Brown has no religious faith that he abandoned already during his youth. His loss of faith coincides with the loss of his virginity. Catholic faith is seen by Brown as one of the concepts that can be interchanged. Such concepts can be exchanged even for lack of faith. There is no limit to concepts that like balls can be thrown away. He considers those who believe as lucky. His lack of vocation indicates lack of conviction and lack of involvement, but not commitment. Brown, despite his inability to believe, displays deeper commitment to life itself. He regards it as believing not just in one part of the world, as one view, but its entirety. He is equally attached to those who err and to those who are indifferent. Although Dr Magiot perceived him as indifferent, he was committed to both good and...

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