For those of you who don't know it:
even though the existence of God cannot be determined through reason, a person should wager as though God exists, because so living has everything to gain, and nothing to lose.
I haven't read up on the responses (they must be there) because I only heard it from theists, but I learn better from hands-on debate than I do from reading some long-winded philosopher anyway (lazy LOL)
Besides, I like to think for myself; not let others think for me. That's what theists do, so here goes!
To this I have 2 responses (1 kinda flows into 2 although it stands by itself):
1) I could speculate a theoretical god that will only allow me into heaven if I lived my life based on reason and tried to do the best I could with how he created me. I now have an equal chance of getting into heaven as you do.
2) God has put things in my environment specifically to block me from believing in him. I am forced to do the best with what I am given. The true god promotes ignorance, egocentrism, suppression of opposing thoughts, and cruelty, he can not be benevolent based on my experiences of pain on this earth used to define benevolence.
I trust that a benevolent god will be rational, understanding, and fair. I also trust that the malevolent god will be irrational and unfair. If the malevolent god is not fair, then how then could I trust that doing what he wants will help me anyway?
I do things the best (and only way; see free will argument) I can. The cruel god will be cruel and the just god will be just. At any rate, I should have no influence on their designs because I am not so arrogant as the theist. Doesn't that make me have more faith (or helplessness for that matter) in god's will than you do for narrowing your scope to a single religion?