#72 – Pensees by Blaise Pascal (My 100 Favorite Books)

Pascal’s work is a collection of thoughts, unfinished at his death, but still incredibly profound.  One of my favorite parts, and why I see Pascal as a kindred spirit, is how he wrestles with the silence of God in the universe: This is what I see and what troubles me. I look on all sides,Continue reading “#72 – Pensees by Blaise Pascal (My 100 Favorite Books)”

Pascal’s Wager – A Leap of Faith (Reflections on Pascal’s Pensees)

If you’ve heard anything of Pascal, it is probably his famous “wager”: “Let us then examine this point, and say, “God is, or He is not.” But to which side shall we incline? Reason can decide nothing here. There is an infinite chaos which separated us. A game is being played at the extremity ofContinue reading “Pascal’s Wager – A Leap of Faith (Reflections on Pascal’s Pensees)”