Pascal's Wager

Blaise Pascal was a brilliant 17th century French philosopher. Rather than try to prove the existence of God, he chose instead
Would you bet your life on the truth of Christianity? You'd be rational if you did. At least, that's what philosopher Michael Rota argues in his new book.
Every once in a while all your ducks line up and you're sitting pretty. You have one of those Cialis moments with the wife. You get a parking space in front of the house or if you're younger you get accepted to Harvard and laid on the same day.
When was the last time you challenged your own beliefs? When I work with couples to design their wedding ceremonies, I always ask them how they were raised in terms of religion and spirituality and where they are now in those terms in their lives.
Those who lack the atheists' certitude that there is no afterlife, and who have never seen, and never will see, proof of the existence of God, are the agnostics -- those who do not "presume to know." Some are tempted toward the notion that underlies the famous bet of Blaise Pascal.
Let's try a thought experiment called Pascal's Green Wager -- after the 17th century French philosopher Blaise Pascal's "bet": What if we took the steps to reduce greenhouse gases even if climate change scientists were somehow wrong?