Pascal's Wager and the Simpson Rebuttal

Pascal's Wager

Pascal's Wager: it is safer to believe in God even if there is no proof that one exists.

Homer Simpson: "Suppose we've chosen the wrong god. Every time we go to church we're just making him madder and madder!"

Quote Source: The Simpsons Season 4 Episode 3

Zaphod's picture
I definitely take homers side

I definitely take homers side in this, with so many interpretations of God it only stands to reason that most followers who follow their one true god have chosen the wrong god to follow. Funny image though!

SammyShazaam's picture
Pretty much like I've said

Pretty much like I've said before - the odds of us having figured out the "right" religion, out of all the possibilities that could be, are slim at generous best! Chances are whoever we're worshiping, that's not our guy :)

AnimalLeader's picture
LOL this takes me to the

LOL this takes me to the point that I always ask people. How do you know you have been following the right messiah?

efpierce's picture
I like the immediate

I like the immediate questions this one provides. What if we are on the wrong path and what happens at the end of it? Is it better or is it worse? Do we all change now and see what happens or is it best to stay the course and take whatever we get in the end?

mattyn's picture
I don't think any of us will

I don't think any of us will ever know util we are dead my friend. Until then, we should just try our best to live a good life and be kind to others.

Zaphod's picture
Well said Matty, if there is

Well said Matty, if there is a God with a heaven for good people worth his salt he would not care if you believed in him. If he did he would tell us himself, if he didn't and would only care that we were decent human beings.

firebolt's picture
Homer's right, we could all

Homer's right, we could all be completely wrong and just digging our graves deeper and deeper with every passing hour.

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