Playing Safe: Belief in God, Due To the Possibility One May Exist (Pascal's Wager) is Idiotic! Why?

This is still the most common excuse I get from agnostics and even some non-church going Christians.

They Don't Want To Be Wrong about God's Existence, so they are playing it safe, hoping that if there is really a God and an afterlife, they will be in for a place in Heaven.

They are thus living an Irrational Delusion.

For starters, how do they know that they are worshiping or believing in the correct God, there are hundreds (presently worshiped) and thousands of past worshiped gods.

Any one of those could have been the correct god.  Why the Christian one and which Christian one, there are so many differences there as well?

For instance, some Christian sects/gods demand strict adherence to dogma/doctrines, where others only state belief is enough.  If you are one of those non-church going believers, too bad, you should have been in the strict adherence and regular church going groups.

So if you are one of those strict worshipers and your practices are incorrect, where the practices of one of the other sects is correct, too bad there as well.

Though Zeus may be the correct god, and that means all Muslims, Christians, as well as the agnostics and atheists are doomed to a life of eternal damnation in Hades.

So playing it safe is not safe by any means, it is still picking one of a million options, and believing it is the right one, but basing your whole life on such a silly bet is irrational and extremely wasteful of your valuable timein this life.

It's like buying a Lottery quick pick and believing you have already won the jackpot.

Your chances of getting anywhere or to Heaven are less likely than winning that Jackpot. As I'm certain that if a god did really exist, it would be unlikely to accept people who are not true practicing believers, just believing in the possibility it might exist. Oops, Sorry Mate, You are still dammed to an eternity of torture, may as well have been a real non-believer and spent that time in church doing something more useful with your life.

Firstly I'll let Jaclyn Glenn expose the stupidity of the Playing It Safe (Pascal's Wager) Fallacy.

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Comment by Dyslexic's DOG on January 2, 2015 at 3:13pm

Yes Loren, if you go with the statistics that I keep hearing that 10% of many species have homosexual tendencies, something I had witnessed on the farm in that occasionally we would have a gay bull, that ignored cows in season and instead, humped other bulls.

There are likely hundreds of closet gays in the Muslim community and millions who have died as closet gays, where there relatives all consider them as being in their Heaven.

If their God was omniscient, then they wouldn't make it there.

But, it is like gays in Football clubs during most of the last century, many closet gays keeping their trap tightly shut, for fear of ridicule and expulsion from the club.

Yet many of the other footballers were suspicious, as in my own club during the 70s, we had a few we were suspicious of, after they retired, we knew we were right.

Those who were homophobic would say, I'm glad I never dropped the soap while so-n-so was in the showers with us.


Comment by Loren Miller on January 2, 2015 at 5:56am

That really begs the question, DD - just how many muslims are closet gays or Lesbians because they don't DARE come out in the culture they live in?  Man, you want to talk about a tragedy?  There it is!

Comment by Dyslexic's DOG on January 2, 2015 at 1:06am

Though if you were homosexual, you wouldn't get into the Islamic Heaven.

Comment by Dyslexic's DOG on January 2, 2015 at 1:02am

Also if you were a Muslim and went to Heaven, expecting 72 virgins, those virgins are likely to be of the same gender as yourself, as the Koran does not specify the gender of the virgins, Muslims only assume that they are women.

Now wouldn't that be tough luck and something worth wasting 45% of your life on.

Though it would be alright if you were homosexual.


Comment by Dyslexic's DOG on January 2, 2015 at 12:54am

LOL Freethinker:  I looked at the statistics years ago and it appears that if you were a faithful Christian and went to the Christian Heaven as you followed Jesus with every breath of your life, statistically, 99% of your loved ones and family will be burning in hell and that 1% would likely be those whose company would bore you stupid within the first 10 minutes, let alone spending an eternity with them.

Comment by Loren Miller on January 1, 2015 at 9:13pm

Well ... lessee:

  • Can you MAKE yourself believe something, even if you don't?
  • Do you KNOW you're worshiping the right god?
  • If you can make yourself believe in a god, why should you think you'd fool an omniscient god?
  • If you believe purely for show, do you care about your own personal integrity?

The above line-items by themselves provide me with more than enough reason to say that Pascal's Wager is a load of horse manure and unworthy of consideration.

Now, that said, you got evidence?  If so, then you have my interest.  Otherwise, please go peddle your papers elsewhere.

Comment by Dyslexic's DOG on January 1, 2015 at 8:49pm

Here is Matt Dilahunty's debunking of Pascal's Wager:



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