I wasn't sure whteher to put ---Ivan after that quote.
And yes, I do realize that Dostoyevsky thought Father Zossima's ideas far out-weighed Ivan's cynicism. Dostoyevsky thought that Russia would be saved by the youth following Father Zossima's ideas and Aloyasha's care. Still, he wrote about Dmitri, Ivan and Alexey; they all had their own diverse, individual ideas.
I gave a quote, not a sysnopsis of the novel.
Still, science is rather convincing, I even get jazzed on the facts.
Luckily, my religous faith isn't based on me, or my emotions.
A promise is a promise despite my own passing emotions. Feelings are real, but they're not always true