A more accurate Pascals Wager...
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14-12-2013, 10:57 AM
RE: A more accurate Pascals Wager...
Excellent video on the subject , worth watching.



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15-12-2013, 12:24 AM
RE: A more accurate Pascals Wager...
Some of the new Christian interpretations weren't around in Pascal's time.
For example Adventism and the Jehovah's Witnesses et al opt for annihilation of the unworthy. This is at least preferable to the eternal torture postulated by some.
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17-12-2013, 09:42 AM
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one cannot pretend to believe, one either does or does not. I surmise that a large percentage of "christians" go through the motions under this pretense. If there is a god, I am sure he can see through the pretending..the greatest problem with the wager is its suggestion that a rational person can knowingly will himself to believe a proposition for which he has no evidence. A person can profess any creed he likes, of course, but to really believe something, he must also believe that the belief under consideration is true.
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17-12-2013, 07:34 PM
RE: A more accurate Pascals Wager...
That is a very astute observation. Even if The particular god (and religion/denomination) which you wished you believed to be true happened to be true, the incredulous would still be damned through no fault of their own. You would have to go back to blaming your creator, which usually means your desired God.

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