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Major Fail: Pascal's Wager

Over on Facebook, a Christian, named Shawn, attempted to challenge my atheism. He said: “The way I look at it you have a 50/50 chance of being right. So what happens if you are wrong? I will even ask you this: what happens if you are right?”

The following is my reply . . .


 

You’re paraphrasing Pascal’s wager, Shawn. According to Wikipedia . . .

Pascal’s Wager (or Pascal’s Gambit) is a suggestion posed by the French philosopher,…

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Added by Atheist Exile on April 10, 2011 at 8:59am — 14 Comments

Reverse Pascal's Wager

I was trying to parse out the saying of Jesus from the Bible. I came across this link.



A large part of the article is a comparison between Jefferson’s and Hamilton’s vision of a future USA. That is a conversation which is interesting in it,’s self. As an aside, I mostly side w/Hamilton



The last paragraph has an interesting suggestion. [sic] …it is time we inverted Pascal's famous wager to… Continue

Added by Fr33think3r on December 17, 2008 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

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