This is an interesting model that uses rational thinking to aid in the decision to believe in God or not. If you do not know the history of Pascal’s Wager I suggest you google it. It gives two options: to believe or not. It lists the separate scenarios that are plausible. There is a formula to determine which outcome has the greatest value. Pascal’s answer was to believe in God, but I still have problems by his model. First, the only factor he weighs is the value. Is the only factor a church or a person have to pursue is giving a more valuable presentation for Christianity? I am not speaking of people such as Joel Osteen either. I am wondering if someone’s desire for a reward (eternal life) or someone’s fear (Hell) is sufficient for salvation?
Monday, September 10, 2007 Labels: religion