Paschal's Wager

july 1, 2003

My co-worker Matt showed me this thing called the Paschal's Wager. Check it out. What do you think? How do you wager? "Either God exists or he doesn't. Which alternative will you wager on? You can't avoid choosing one or the other; you have embarked on the wager already. A refusal to choose carries the same result as choosing that God does not exist. What if you choose to bet that God exists? If you win, you win everything; if you lose, you lose nothing. Make a bet that God exists."