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[in singular] The argument that it is in one's own best interest to behave as if God exists, since the possibility of eternal punishment in hell outweighs any advantage of believing otherwise.
- ‘We are faced with a kind of Pascal's wager: assume the worst and it will surely arrive: commit oneself to the struggle for freedom and justice, and it's cause may be advanced.’
- ‘So you're laying down a 21 st-century variation of Pascal's wager?’
- ‘He was also asked what he thought of Pascal's wager.’
- ‘At least two questionable steps of logic underlie Pascal's wager.’
- ‘Does Pascal's wager look more attractive to you?’
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