May 10, 2011
49 Pascal’s Wager: Just believe and go to heaven
Believer’s statement: Pascal’s Wager states that it’s better to believe in God. If there’s a God, you go to heaven because you believe.
Skeptic’s response: Well, that’s some master plan. The catch is you need to know that the God you worship exists. But you don't know. And what's more, let's say just skeptics go to heaven, so the religiously faithful are completely out of luck. Assuming a God exists.
Recap: I fully expect that reality has something to say about an afterlife. There isn't any way to know there's an afterlife for certain, and somebody's belief in heaven can't make it exist.
If I'm a Mormon I can't go to heaven if the Catholic God exists--assuming one of the Gods exists in the first place.
91 What if you're wrong and there’s a God