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Entry from September 25, 2019

The first time I can remember coming across the idea was when, nearly 20 years ago now, I read the late Christopher Hitchens’s Letters to a Young Contrarian and was surprised by the author’s contempt for one of my own intellectual heroes, Blaise Pascal, for having proposed his famous "wager" in favor of belief in God. Hitchens seems to have thought that if you believed only because you thought you had something to gain and nothing to lose by believing, which was the essence of Pascal’s Wager, God Himself — if there were a God — would spurn you from Him for a belief based only on a base calculation of its advantages to yourself. Full Entry

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