Re: Pascal's wager...

Posted by
DA Morgan on Jun 27, 2002 at 16:21

Re: Pascal's wager... (Sparrow)

I'd rather be a non-believer, which I am not, that lived life well than be a self-professed believer without integrity, ethics, or morality. Who do you think is going to get the better judgement call? Cardinal Law of Boston or an atheist that volunteers time at a homeless shelter?

Speaking for myself on this one: Were my belief system so shallow as to make my decision based on odds like it was a horse race, as you advocate, I'd be an atheist.

And you are incorrect on another matter. There is a lot to lose by ignoring, or in anyman's case denying, honest scientific discovery. And that loss has resulted in almost all, if not all, of the mayhem, carnage, and idiocy performed in the name of this or that religion. Faith is one thing. Blind obedience and not using your cognitive abilities ... that is a sin of massive proportion.

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