John W Burgeson wrote:
> Glenn, in reviewing my manuscript, suggested I might add a quotation from
> C. S Lewis where he speaks of Blaise Pascal.
> I've been doing some searching, both on the internet and in those Lewis
> books I have with me, but have come up empty.
> Does anyone know if (and where) Lewis might have spoken of Pascal?
Lewis used a quotation from the Pensees as the epigraph for Chapter 1 of
_The Problem of Pain_.
"I wonder at the hardihood with which such persons undertake to talk
about God. In a treatise addressed to infidels they begin with a chapter
proving the existence of God from Nature. ... this only gives their readers
grounds for thinking that the proofs of our religion are very weak.. ... It
is a remarkable fact that no canonical writer has ever used Nature to prove
The "thought" of Pascal from which this is taken is a very strong
statement against natural theology - and rightly so.
George L. Murphy
"The Science-Theology Interface"
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