Blaise Pascal: The Mathematical and the Intuitive Mind

By |2019-02-01T10:53:24-05:00January 31st, 2019|

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 |2018-11-25T00:36:14-05:00November 24th, 2018|

I’m not sure there’s a more important author for teenagers right now than Blaise Pascal, but not for the thing he’s most famous for. I remember in high school and college reading his most famous argument, “the wager,” in which he proposes that it is most reasonable to follow God, even if we can’t [...]