Blaise Pascal on religion

Men despise religion; they hate it and fear it is true. To remedy this, we must begin by showing that religion is not contrary to reason; that it is venerable, to inspire respect for it; then we must make it lovable, to make good men hope it is true; finally, we must prove it is true. Venerable, because it has perfect knowledge of man; lovable because it promises the true good.

Blaise Pascal, Pensées, Section III: Of the Necessity of the Wager, #187

Share/Bookmark

Leave a Reply