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From the Writings of David Horowitz: May 23, 2010

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Posted on May 23 2010 6:45 am
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Number 205 of Pascal’s scraps contains this famous cry: “When I consider the short duration of my life, swallowed up in the eternity before and after, the space which I fill, and even can see, engulfed in the infinite immensity of spaces of which I am ignorant and which know me not, I am frightened and astonished at being here rather than there; for there is no reason why here rather than there, why now rather than then. Who has put me here?”

It is the unanswered question of every soul in the night surrounding it. We can never know who is the master of this house, or whether it has a master at all. Or who has put us here; or where we are going.

Pascal was one of the greatest scientific minds that ever lived. Yet, he looked into the eye of the universe and could not find an answer. Without a Creator to make sense of it, Pascal wrote, a human life is “intolerable.”

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