RandoPosted: February 23, 2011
Fireworks (Feb. 17th, 2011) and Blaise Pascal (17th century French scientist, mathematician, and philosopher).
“The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing: we know this in countless ways.”
“I say that it is natural for the heart to love the universal being or itself, according to its allegiance, and it hardens itself against either as it chooses. You have rejected one and kept the other. Is it reason that makes you love yourself?”
“It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason.”
“What a long way it is between knowing God and loving Him!”
“The metaphysical proofs for the existence of God are so remote from human reasoning and so involved that they make little impact, and, even if they did help some people, it would only be for the moment during which they watched the demonstration, because an hour later they would be afraid they had made a mistake.
What they gained by curiousity they lost through pride [Augustine].
That is the result of knowing God without Christ, in other words communicating without a mediator with a God known without a mediator.
Whereas those who have known God through a mediator know their own wretchedness.”