Unbelievable? Is atheism a fool’s bet? Rethinking Pascal’s Wager

Blaise Pascal was a 17th century Christian philosopher and mathematician who said that we all bet our life on the existence of God. So, you are better off believing in God because you’ve everything to gain if it’s true and little to lose if it’s not. But you’ve plenty to lose if you bet on God not existing and it turns out that He does. Kevin Moore is a young philosopher whose new book ‘Untrumpable’ revisits Pascal’s classic argument in terms of ‘wisdom’. He makes the case that Atheism is a foolish bet and we ought to live as if God existed. He even says his argument makes the best sense of Psalm 14 (The fool has said in his heart “there is no God”). Norman Bacrac, of the Conway Hall Ethical Society disagrees with Kevin and says that believing in God wouldn’t make him change the way he lives as an atheist anyway. MP3 of this show

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