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But what if you're wrong?

If you were Christian, chances are at some point you will have heard someone say that it is better to believe in God and be right, than it is to not believe in God and be wrong, least you suffer eternal Hellfire. 820 palabras más

Atheism

Desert Night Sky: The Alabama Hills

“One may try to look at the sky, but in fact one looks through it…. for no matter how deeply one sees into the sky, there is always an infinite depth remaining.” 2.261 palabras más

Blog

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662): Belief Without Proofs

Blaise Pascal was a Frenchman who lived from 1623-1662. As a fifteen-year-old, he published monographs on conic sections. According to the Concise Columbia Encyclopedia, Pascal also “founded the modern theory of probability, discovered the properties of the cycloid, and contributed to the advance of differential calculus.” After having a mystical experience on November 23, 1654, he began collecting notes for a book in which he would attempt to convince non-believers to believe in God. 1.123 palabras más

Philosophy

Finite Reason

The true function of reason
is to show man that some things
are beyond reason.

–Blaise Pascal

Rationalism

A Trolly Book Review - The Thoughts of Blaise Pascal

When I started to think about writing a book about our culture, I knew that the first thing I wanted to address was critical thinking and philosophy. 1.692 palabras más

Social Justice

“Once your soul has been enlarged by a truth, it can never return to its original size.”

“Once your soul has been enlarged by a truth, it can never return to its original size.”

Blaise Pascal, French, author

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