From Dr. Tom Woodward:
Pascal, the French genius who invented adding machines, pioneered calculus, proved the existence of a vacuum, and helped poor people in Paris by creating something called a “bus”, was also the first great modern Christian apologist? “Pensees” (“paw-say”) is his ultra-rich buffet of 993 notes for his planned book he never wrote. Savor these:
- The Apostles were either deceived or deceivers. Either supposition is difficult, for it is not possible to imagine that a man has risen from the dead. While Jesus was with them he could sustain them, but afterwards, if he did not appear to them, who did make them act?
- The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing....
- Christianity is strange; it bids man to recognize that he is vile, and even abominable, and bids him want to be like God. Without such a counterweight his exaltation would make him horribly vain or his abasement horribly abject.