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Pensees, Series, Sections 31-36 Summary and Analysis

The Series are fragments found after the Table in which all the other fragments fit. In Section 31, Pascal argues that miracles can be divided into true and false by good doctrine and that miracles must be tied to monotheism. Men do not believe in true miracles only due to lack of charity. The foundation of religion is miracle. The true God will produce faith on earth. The prophecies of the Christian religion are not always convincing, but it is not unreasonable to believe in them. False miracles are needed for certainty. The proofs of Jesus and the Apostles that are drawn from Scripture are inconclusive and Jesus does not show how his claim that the Scriptures bear witness to Him is true. The Christian religion is both wise and foolish; it is based on miracles...

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