Originally posted by wolfgang59
I disagree - I cannot think of a more
rational reason to believe in a god!
Its still a bad argument though, but
one no theist should reject. Because
at least it is an argument
I think we are using a different meaning of the word rational.
Pascals wager is badly logically flawed.
The fact that it sounds superficially convincing doesn't make it rational given that it is
shot full with logical fallacies.
in fact the entire raison d'etre of the site I linked is pointing out that pascals wager is
a really terrible argument full of logical fallacies....
Which brings me back to "how can an argument that is known to be fatally logically flawed
be termed rational?"
Although I can see where Suzianne is coming from when she says pascals wager is a bad reason
to believe in god. (the idea that god couldn't tell those who were just hedging their bets is a perfectly
valid objection to pascals wager) I suspect that she now rejects pascal's wager because it is logically
unsound and has been totally destroyed.
Because Suzianne used to advocate pascals wager.... Then we had a discussion about it where she
accused me of using the arguments of the devil (because they were so frikin awesome apparently)
and now she doesn't use pascals wager any more....
EDIT: as this is the 'good quotes' thread....
Giles: This is madness. What could you have been thinking? You are the Slayer. Lives depend upon you. I make allowances for your youth, but I expect a certain amount of responsibility, instead of which you enslave yourself to this-this... cult.
[we see Buffy is wearing a cheerleading outfit]
Buffy: You don’t like the color?