Saturday, May 29, 2010

Jesuit On God, The Creation Of The Universe, Atheism And Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal’s strategy in his Pensées: “We want truth and find only uncertainty in ourselves. We search for happiness and find only wretchedness and death. We are unable not to want truth and happiness, and are incapable of either certainty or happiness.” That’s the real lesson of atheism: it tells us more about the human condition than it ever can about God. As Pascal again pointed out with his usual unsparing gaze: “If man is not made for God, why is he happy only with God? If man is made for God, why is he so hostile to God?”
Link (here) to Fr. Edward T. Oakes, S.J. full article entitled, Atheism's Just So Scenarios found at First Things.

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