Decision to make

2006
01.31

A friend of mine showed me a place in one of his textbooks where it mentions “The Wager” posed by Blaise Pascal (found in Philosophy of Religion by Peterson, 1996 pages 77-79).

Here’s the general gist of the wager idea:

You basically have two choices and within the two choices you have 4 possible outcomes.

Choice 1: You do not believe in God
Choice 2: You believe in God

If you choose not to believe in God and find there is no God, you lose nothing. If you choose not to believe in God and there is a God, you lose everything.

If you choose to believe in God and find there is no God, you lose nothing. If you choose to believe in God and there is a God, you gain everything.

I’m not sure if I agree with all of this but just thought it was something to think about. I have to leave it up to you to decide because I believe in God. Not only do I believe but I know there is a God. Let me know what you think.