I'll like to remove the AutoCAD 2002 Today screen,
showing up each time I start AutoCAD.
And, while at that - I'll like to remove Adobe PDF menu item (and toolbar.)
I was able to turn off the today:
As far as Adobe - I can remove it from my session.
The removal "holds" just for that session.
It shows up the next time I use AutoCAD.
Option that by default is set to ?Show Today startup dialog.?
she might be with Christ: which
increased until she thought she did not know how to be patient to wait
till God's time. But once, when she felt those longings, she thought
with herself, If I long to die, why do I go to physicians? Whence she
concluded that her longings for death were not well regulated. After
this she often put it to herself, which she should choose, whether to
live or to die, to be sick or to be well; and she found she could not
tell, till at last she found herself disposed to say these words: I am
quite willing to live, and quite willing to die; quite willing to be
sick, and quite willing to be well; and quite willing for any thing that
God will bring upon me! And then, said she, I felt myself perfectly
easy, in a full submission to the will of God. She then lamented much,
that she had been so eager in her longings for death, as it argued want
of such a resignation to God as ought to be. She seemed henceforward to
continue in this resigned frame till death.
After this, her illness increased upon her: and once after she had
before spent the greater part of the night in extreme pain, she waked
out of a li
18. Elijah with the prophets of Baal.
In the dispute concerning the true God and the truth of religion, there has
never happened any miracle on the side of error, and not of truth.
828. Opposition.--Abel, Cain; Moses, the Magicians; Elijah, the false
prophets: Jeremiah, Hananiah; Micaiah, the false prophets; Jesus Christ, the
Pharisees; Saint Paul, Bar-jesus; the Apostles, the Exorcists; Christians,
unbelievers; Catholics, heretics; Elijah, Enoch, Antichrist.
829. Jesus Christ says that the Scriptures testify of Him. But He does not
point out in what respect.
Even the prophecies could not prove Jesus Christ during His life; and so men
would not have been culpable for not believing in Him before His death had
the miracles not sufficed without doctrine. Now those who did not believe in
Him, when He was still alive, were sinners, as He said himself, and without
excuse. Therefore they must have had proof beyond doubt, which they
resisted. Now, they had not the prophecies, but only the miracles. Therefore
the other outward; grace and
miracles; both supernatural.
806. Miracles and truth are necessary, because it is necessary to convince
the entire man, in body and soul.
807. In all times, either men have spoken of the true God, or the true God
has spoken to men.
808. Jesus Christ has verified that He was the Messiah, never in verifying
His doctrine by Scripture and the prophecies, but always by His miracles.
He proves by a miracle that He remits sins.
Rejoice not in your miracles, said Jesus Christ, but because your names are
written in heaven.
If they believe not Moses, neither will they believe one risen from the
Nicodemus recognises by His miracles that His teaching is of God. Scimus
quia venisti a Deo magister; nemo enim potest haec signa facere quae tu
facis nisi Deus fuerit cum eo.178 He does not judge of the miracles by the
teaching, but of the teaching by the miracles.
The Jews had a doctrine of God as we have one of Jesus Christ, and confirmed
by miracles. They were forbidden to believe ev
be capable of convincing an infidel who will say the same
of himself. But those who know the proofs of religion will prove without
difficulty that such a believer is truly inspired by God, though he cannot
prove it himself.
For God having said in His prophecies (which are undoubtedly prophecies)
that in the reign of Jesus Christ He would spread His spirit abroad among
nations, and that the youths and maidens and children of the Church would
prophesy; it is certain that the Spirit of God is in these and not in the
288. Instead of complaining that God had hidden Himself, you will give Him
thanks for not having revealed so much of Himself; and you will also give
Him thanks for not having revealed Himself to haughty sages, unworthy to
know so holy a God.
Two kinds of persons know Him: those who have a humble heart, and who love
lowliness, whatever kind of intellect they may have, high or low; and those
who have sufficient understanding to see the truth, whatever opposition they
may have to it.
289. Proof.--1. The Christian religion, by its establishment, having
established itself so strongly, so gently, whilst so contrary to nature. 2.
The sanctity, the dignity, and the humility of a Christian soul. 3. The
miracles of Holy Scripture. 4. Jesus Christ in particular. 5. The apostles
in particular. 6. Moses and the prophets in particular. 7. The Jewish
people. 8. The prophecies. 9. Perpetuity; no religion has perpetuity. 10.
The doctrine which gives a reason for everything. 11. The sanctity of this
law. 12. By the course of the world.
Surely, after considering what is life and what is religion, we should not
refuse to obey the inclination
's Spirit, and will wish that you had
died and gone to hell before you had seen it. Now undoubtedly it is, as
it was in the days of John the Baptist, the axe is in an extraordinary
manner laid at the root of the trees, that every tree which brings not
forth good fruit, may be hewn down and cast into the fire.
Therefore, let every one that is out of Christ, now awake and fly from
the wrath to come. The wrath of Almighty God is now undoubtedly hanging
over a great part of this congregation. Let every one fly out of Sodom:
"Haste and escape for your lives, look not behind you, escape to the
mountain, lest you be consumed."
o SECTION I: THOUGHTS ON MIND AND ON STYLE
o SECTION II: THE MISERY OF MAN WITHOUT GOD
o SECTION III: OF THE NECESSITY OF THE WAGER
o SECTION IV: OF THE MEANS OF BELIEF
o SECTION V: JUSTICE AND THE REASON OF EFFECTS
o SECTION VI: THE PHILOSOPHERS
o SECTION VII: MORALITY AND DOCTRINE
o SECTION VIII: THE FUNDAMENTALS OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION
o SECTION IX: PERPETUITY
o SECTION X: TYPOLOGY
o SECTION XI: THE PROPHECIES
o SECTION XII: PROOFS OF JESUS CHRIST
o SECTION XIII: THE MIRACLES
o SECTION XIV: APPENDIX: POLEMICAL FRAGMENTS
by Blaise Pascal
translated by W. F. Trotter