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Infinity-nothing This is the wager of which Blaise speaks about Before discussion the wager of infinity vs nothing the term infinity is defined and elaborated to help support the argument Infinity exists without knowing its nature for by adding a unit it does not change its nature Through faith we know that infinity exists The wager consists of you and a coin that at an infinite distance from you it is being flipped and you have to make a decision No decision is any more right than the next You have a fifty-fifty chance of winning What would you choose Maybe you wouldnt want to wager at all Blaise discuses the odds of which you are playing with If you choose heads God exists if you win you win everything and if you lose you lose nothing You would be acting wrongly being obliged to play in refusing to stake one life against three in a game If you choose God and win you win an infinite number of infinitely good lives and all your risking is one finite life if youre wrong In Blaises eyes it is apparent that he believes in God and in plain English he is saying that only an irrational person would put their wager against God The reason I choose to read the article is that I knew of Blaise Pascal through my studies of infinite series and the Pascal Triangle and I wanted to see the viewpoint of a Mathematician on the existence of God Before I had much of a decision on what I did I was forced to go to Sunday school I was raised a Roman Catholic so Gods existence was smashed into my head but as a free thinker you eventually question his existence Only then can you make a confident decision As I got into high school the discussions started to get more controversial One day we where discussing the very existence
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