No god is even more confusing

God is confusing, yes. But the image of man without God is even more so.

The knot of our condition takes its twists and turns in this abyss, so that man is more unintelligible without this mystery than this mystery is unintelligible to man.

-Blaise Pascal, Pensees, 37

Girard quotes Pascal a lot. He sees Pascal as intuitively confirming many parts of mimetic theory, even though he was not able to systematically explain it then.