|Introduction to Philosophy||Notes||This is not a substitute for coming to class||Richard Lee|
|Philosophy 2003 C 001||Copyright © 1999, Richard Lee||Spring 1999|
Notice premise: If God exists and you believe in that God, then you will have infinite bliss.
If the Christian God exists and you believe in the Christian God, then you will have infinite bliss.
But it is also true that:
If the anti-Christian God exists, and you believe in the Christian God, then you will have infinite suffering.
|Christian God exists||Anti-Christian God exists||Neither God exists|
|Believe in the Christian God||Infinite payoff
|Negative infinite payoff||finite
loss at most|
(Pascal: finite gain)
|Donít believe||Negative infinite?||Infinite payoff?||finite gain at most|