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To: pocat
No need to use geeky logic or become philosophical - it's not that hard to understand.

Indeed, nothing is easier to understand than Pascal's Wager. Whichever religion imagines the best heaven and the worst hell is the one that must be true.

11 posted on 11/24/2001 5:15:08 AM PST by Physicist
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To: Physicist
Indeed, nothing is easier to understand than Pascal's Wager. Whichever religion imagines the best heaven and the worst hell is the one that must be true.

Please explain this.... it makes no sense to me!

Looks to me like first of all Pascal assumes that religion is mere "imagination". Then he assumes that we are so stupid as to follow the one which offers us the "best"... "best" being a relative term would assume that "truth" would be different to different people. But then you being so scientific and all... surely you know that there can be only ONE truth or set of facts.

17 posted on 11/24/2001 5:32:29 AM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy
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To: Physicist
Whichever religion imagines the best heaven and the worst hell is the one that must be true.

It's amazing that all those apostles would allow themselves to be martyred for their imaginations! Yes, Matthew, Mark, Luke, Peter, Paul, all imagined it...Obviously, they were all insane and GREAT liars!!!

HEELLLOO!!!

19 posted on 11/24/2001 5:36:06 AM PST by sirchtruth
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To: Physicist
I don't believe Pascal was making a "truth" statement. He was making a risk/reward calculation.
37 posted on 11/24/2001 6:00:03 AM PST by Faraday
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