Lucian

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Re: A pragmatic argument for Evangelism (Pascal’s Wager)
« Reply #45 on: August 06, 2020, 05:47:05 am »
What if, by failing to worship Satan, you end up in a form of hell?  What if, by denying Ahura Mazda, you end up being diverted in the nasty direction at the Bridge of Separation?  What if, by insufficient obeisance to Persephone, you end up in the realms of Hades?  There may be an infinite range of possible ways you could lose by failing to win the wager.  That is precisely why the video was entitled, Betting on Infinity.  That is the ‘true’ cost of Pascal’s wager.  It involves real risk.  That is why it is bogus.

Perhaps for someone for whom Christianity is the only live alternative, these considerations aren't so relevant.

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Re: A pragmatic argument for Evangelism (Pascal’s Wager)
« Reply #46 on: August 06, 2020, 11:51:31 am »
Reply to Lucian:

"Perhaps for someone for whom Christianity is the only live alternative, these considerations aren't so relevant."

Perhaps so.  In which case, Pascal's wager is pointless.

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Re: A pragmatic argument for Evangelism (Pascal’s Wager)
« Reply #47 on: August 06, 2020, 01:37:09 pm »
Reply to Lucian:

"Perhaps for someone for whom Christianity is the only live alternative, these considerations aren't so relevant."

Perhaps so.  In which case, Pascal's wager is pointless.

Hardly: it's then that it makes any sense at all.