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A religious analysis of Mersault in the light of the whole book is that he is an atheist who wouldnt waste his time on listening to the word of God Mersault is the type of person that doesnt care about what goes on around him He is his own person and thinks life is not worth living He feels that life is meaningless because we will all die someday and leave everything we ever achieved behind To him its more like life is a waste of time Mersault is more interested in the weather than what people are saying He makes them believe that hes listening by agreeing with every word they say eventhough his mind is else where He is very honest with what he say never did he ever hesitate about his denial of the exixtence of God Everything there is to know about God or involves around God didnt interest him at all The interview the chaplain had with Mersault was mainly about his atheism religion Chaplain couldnt believe that Mersault didnt believe is God He thought since Mersault was in the situation where he was committed for a murder that his attitude towards God would change but he was wrong Mersault feels strongly about his beliefs and theres nothing the chaplain could do or say that would change his mind Chaplin wanted Mersault to see the light to open up his heart to believe in God He asked Mersault Do you really think that when you die you die outright and nothing remains His response to chaplains question was yes Chaplain immediatly knew that Mersault was really committed to what he believed in The insults Mersault hurled at him and the rage that came over Mersault left chaplin speechless for a moment Tears formed in Chaplains eyes he turned and left the cell What isolates Mersault from a hostile or indifferent universe existentialism is his disbelief in God and
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