I am reading Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov. This is one of the most fascinating books I have ever read. First I got started with a bit difficulty in understanding the book. Later on I found the book profoundly captivating. But I got stuck by two questions in the course of writing.
• Given some characters like the Elder and Alyosha I thought that Dostoevsky had a liking to religion, God and the idea of immortality.
• As the reading followed the book had a different impression on me and I felt that Dostoevsky was a nonbeliever
It is really hard to say conclusively given the so many characters all having their own ideas presented in such a logical and philosophical manner whether he was a theist or atheist in point of fact.
I hope may on this forum have gone through the book and had presented critical essays / reviews on the book.
Among the books I have read lately this book stands out in terms of the multiplicity of characters, themes and the philosophies.
I hope my skepticisms will be clear with your views