Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Jesus and Mohammed

A thought on this last day of Ramadan...

Jesus Christ was foretold, Mohammed was not. Mohammed slew, but Jesus caused his followers to be slain. Mohammed forbade reading, but the apostles commanded it. In short, the difference between them is so great that if Mohammed followed the path of success, humanly speaking, Jesus followed that of death, humanly speaking. Instead of assuming that where Mohammed succeeded, Jesus could not have done so, we must rather say that since Mohammed succeeded, Jesus had to die. 

From Pensées, Blaise Pascal (1623-1666)

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