Movement from Tyrell Corporation

Pascal’s Wager

Pascal’s Wager is an argument in apologetic philosophy devised by the seventeenth-century French philosopher, mathematician and physicist Blaise Pascal. It posits that humans bet with their lives that God either exists or does not.

Pascal argues that a rational person should live as though God exists and seek to believe in God. If God does actually exist, such a person will have only a finite loss (some pleasures, luxury, etc.), whereas they stand to receive infinite gains (as represented by eternity in Heaven) and avoid infinite losses (eternity in Hell).

Milestones

  1. God is, or God is not. Reason cannot decide between the two alternatives.
  2. A Game is being played...where heads or tails will turn up.
  3. You must wager (it is not optional).

Ideas