Bookie’s Hidden Options: Pascal’s Wager.

Here’s an interesting take on Pascal’s betting habits.

Enquiries on Atheism

Pascal’s wager frames belief in a god as a simple bet. It’s magic is in being so simply presented. And like any good bookie, not all the odds are clear and it’s stacked against you. The wager is presented very simply: you can bet on either God does exist or God does not exist. You must put everything on the table. You cannot not bet. From a philosophical point, right off the bat, abstinence is not a considered option. The wager then goes like this:

1. You vote God does exist. You are right. You win everything.

2. You vote God does exist. You are wrong. You lose nothing.

  • 3. You vote God does not exist. You are right. You lose nothing.

  • 4. You vote God does not exist. You are wrong. You lose everything.

A wise gambler will notice at…

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