On the Fear of Religion

By |2020-02-15T11:44:04-06:00February 15th, 2020|Categories: Atheism, Blaise Pascal, Christianity, Culture, Philosophy, Religion, Senior Contributors, Theology|

Blaise Pascal wrote that men hate religion and “are afraid it is true.” But can we agree with him? Some have made clear a hatred for it, but do they fear it? And what about the wider culture? Do people today, generally speaking, fear religion? The renowned physicist Stephen Hawking once heckled that the [...]

Blaise Pascal: The Mathematical and the Intuitive Mind

By |2019-06-13T11:30:50-05:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: Blaise Pascal, Christianity, Great Books, Philosophy, Religion|

Blaise Pascal’s argument in favor of Christianity was simple: Faith is so perceptible, even so palpable, to the intuition that man needs only to be in the world to realize that there must be more. Christianity has a direct connection to the heart; as Pascal said, “the heart has its reasons, which reason does not know”... [...]

How to Know if You’re a Fool

By |2020-08-11T10:33:20-05:00November 24th, 2018|Categories: Blaise Pascal, Christianity, Faith, Philosophy|

In a world calling our students to distraction, Blaise Pascal is willing to shout at them about what is at stake. How might you avoid being a fool? Start by thinking about the hard things, then seek understanding with everything you’ve got. I’m not sure there’s a more important author for teenagers right now [...]

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