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Old 12th January 2021, 09:28 AM   #292
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Originally Posted by Dr.Sid View Post
Pascal's wager is irrelevant. It doesn't tell you what god you should believe in. And believing in wrong god is usually worse than believing in no god.
I think Pascal came with the idea because being atheist was simply too risky .. not because Christian God would be angry .. but because Christians would be angry. I believe it was sociological advice, not philosophical.
Considering that his life overlapped the PEAK of the burning times? Not really, no. We're talking about a time when you could literally be burned alive for believing in God but not Jesus, a.k.a., being a Jew or a Moor. Or even with Jesus, for being a protestant in Catholic states, or viceversa, or even for being the wrong shade of protestant in protestant states.

Hell, disagreeing with the Pope about Mary's hymen could get you burned alive. See, Giordano Bruno. No, seriously, it was one of the accusations against him. (You have to wonder what's with the raging hardon about Mary's pussy among catholics) Along with, yes, Jesus being God (as part of the trinity) or Jesus being necessary in order to be saved.

So do you really think "you don't need to really believe, just act like you do" would really fly?

You're aware that the whole reason they had an Inquisition was to root out people who don't really believe, but just fake it, right?
Which part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?

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