col-8 - Pascal The existence of God cannot be determined...

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Pascal The existence of God cannot be determined through reason o SO a person should “wager” as though God exists Because so living has everything to gain and nothing to lose Dismantles the notion that we can trust reason, especially in the areas of religion Seeks to provide prudential reasons for believing in God Reason cannot settle which way we should wager, but consideration of the relevant outcomes can Pascal’s words o “God is, or He is not” It is up to us to choose whether or not to believe in God o You have two things to lose The true and the good o Two things to stake Reason and Will o Your knowledge, happiness, will, and nature has two things to shun
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Error and misery o Weighing the gain and loss in wagering that God is If you gain, you gain all If you lose, you lose nothing Wager without hesitation that He is Wagering for God superdominates wagering against God o The worst outcome is at least as good as the best outcome associated with wagering against God o If God does exist, the result of wagering for God is strictly better than wagering against God
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