Pascal’s Wager – Why It Doesn’t Work

One of the simplest concepts used by deists and theists alike to try to refute the idea of atheism and agnosticism is the concept of Pascal’s Wager. In a nutshell, the wager says that it is better to believe in god and be wrong, as you’ve lost nothing, than to not believe and be wrong, thereby going to hell. I recently was presented with such an argument, in answer to my post about Deepak Chopra, where the person presenting it was...

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