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Quotation by Blaise Pascal
[Christianity] says that men are in darkness and estranged from God, that he has hidden himself from their knowledge, that this is in fact the name which he gives himself in the Scriptures, Deus absconditus.
Blaise Pascal (1623–1662), French scientist, philosopher. repr. Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago (1952). Pensées, no. 194 (1670), trans. J.M. Dent & Sons, London (1931).
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