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Pascals Wager

What Do You Really Believe?

Judith Johnson | Posted 07.17.2014 | Religion
Judith Johnson

When was the last time you challenged your own beliefs? When I work with couples to design their wedding ceremonies, I always ask them how they were raised in terms of religion and spirituality and where they are now in those terms in their lives.

The End Game: Taking The Bet Of Pascal

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 03.09.2013 | Religion
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Those who lack the atheists' certitude that there is no afterlife, and who have never seen, and never will see, proof of the existence of God, are the agnostics -- those who do not "presume to know." Some are tempted toward the notion that underlies the famous bet of Blaise Pascal.

Pascal's Wager: A Bet for All Seasons

John Tirman | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
John Tirman

Let's try a thought experiment called Pascal's Green Wager -- after the 17th century French philosopher Blaise Pascal's "bet": What if we took the steps to reduce greenhouse gases even if climate change scientists were somehow wrong?