The Explanation Of God And Pensees: Pascal's Wager

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Pascal 's Wager is named after Blaise Pascal. He was a 17th-century French mathematician and philosopher. In his works Pensees which means ‘thoughts’, is Pascal 's Wager. It was published in 1670. He says that you would gain much more by betting that God does exist. If someone believed that God does exist they would obtain Heaven, but if they believed God exists but God doesn’t then they lose nothing. If a person did not believe in God and God does exists then they would obtain Hell and severe misery. If a person did not believe God exists and God does not exist, they would lose nothing. Pascal’s wager states that a person cannot come to know God by reason alone so it is best that a person lives as if God does exist, because a person would not lose anything if God did not exist. Pascal’s wager says it is safer to bet that God does exist and to live a life like God does exist. He also makes the point that even if one does not have faith they could obtain it by ‘faking it’ or acting like they have faith. Pascal’s argument is not convincing to me for this reason alone. There is several times where his wager does not align with scripture. In Romans, it states that God makes the knowledge of Him clear to all so we have no excuse. Romans 1:19-20 says “For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in
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