Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Pascal's Wager

A few days ago, I was talking “religion” and discussing the probabilities of life after death. I stayed away from discussing the existence of God, here we go today:

Possible? I really don't know; it could go either way. There's perhaps no such thing as “God” as organized religions see it, but some cosmic intelligence; would this qualify?
Probable? No way to really tell
Verifiable? Even if you die, there's really no way, unless God speaks to you directly, in which case you might want to see a shrink...
Conclusion: Pretty irrational, but you might consider weighing the pros and cons, familiarize yourself with Pascal's Wager, and if you buy into the concept, opt for some form of belief and gain something in the process.

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