Sunday, January 09, 2005

Staci shared this quote earlier in the week.

From Pensees by Blaise Pascal:

Men despise religion; they hate it and are afraid that it may be true. In order to cure them of this attitude, we must begin by showing them that religion is not contrary to reason; that it is venerable and awaken a feeling of respect for it.

Next we must show that it is gracious, make good men wish that it were true; and then prove that it is true.

Venerable, because of its profound knowledge of human nature.

Gracious, because it holds out the promise of true good.

I like that very much...
but I don't think it is my job to prove that it is true.

Do you?


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