The futility of our minds

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This article discusses the ways in which what Pascal called the 'reasons of the heart' can move us to embrace irrational beliefs; and it argues in particular that the widespread hope that God does not exist is especially prone to motivate irrational disbelief in God.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-93
Number of pages19
JournalSt. Mark's review: A journal of Christian thought and opinion
Issue number227
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014

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The futility of our minds. / McLean, Graeme.

In: St. Mark's review: A journal of Christian thought and opinion, No. 227, 02.2014, p. 75-93.

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