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Single Idea 7985

[catalogued under 28. God / B. Proving God / 2. Proofs of Reason / d. Pascal's Wager]

Full Idea

What Pascal says, more or less, is that you can more or less content yourself with a secular existence and its advantages, but it's much more fun with the hypothesis of God.

Gist of Idea

Pascal says secular life is acceptable, but more fun with the hypothesis of God


Jean Baudrillard (The Intelligence of Evil [2004], p.155)

Book Reference

Baudrillard,Jean: 'The Intelligence of Evil or The Lucidity Pact' [Berg 2005], p.155

A Reaction

Pascal will be a bit startled when he reads this, but it is a lovely way to present his idea. It suddenly sounds much more attractive. Life would be much more fun if we lived according to all sorts of startling beliefs. Relating your life to God is one.