Pascal's Wager

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Philosophy

 

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Gary N

 

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May 22, 2016

 

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And, if in the end you find out that there is no God you will know that you still lead a good life and were a better person than you might have been without your faith. Pascal also says that to not believe in God means that you essentially have no hope. You will either die and nothing will happen or you will die and find out that God really did exist and because you did not believe you will be condemned to hell for the rest of eternity...
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Pascal plays off people's rationality to back this argument. According to Pascal the possible downfalls strongly outweigh the few extra pleasures you might encounter if you were to not follow God. I feel that there are many problems with Pascal's Wager as an argument for faith in God's existence. Namely, Pascal makes a great deal of assumptions about the nature of the God that does exist...
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