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Old 12th January 2021, 08:02 AM   #289
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Originally Posted by dejudge View Post
I have not interpreted the Pensees. I have shown what Pascal stated.

Pascal's Pensees
That doesn't mean we can't apply the wager to other gods of our choice.

Hell, it doesn't even mean Pascal believes in Christ to the exclusion of all else. I can explain the theology of Buddhism and its implications in great detail, without believing a word of it.

You can describe the nature of Allah as portrayed in the Koran, along with what it would mean if such a being were real, without believing a word of it.

In any case, yes, you are interpreting it. You're interpreting his description of the nature of Christ as an injunction against using the wager outside of Christian contexts. I see no such injunction in the Pensees. And I don't think your interpretation is supported.
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