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kwirth: "My challenge remains - if Dawkins is wrong, then you lose your life. Dismissing my comments means you're willing to bet your LIFE that Dawkins is right and I am wrong. This is what it all boils down to."

Yes, indeed, when you grill a theist for long enough, Pascal's Wager is PRECISELY what their supposedly solemn and noble devotion boils down to. You could not have expressed it better!

Atheists, on the other hand, have the moral and intellectual fortitude to recognise Pascal's Wager for the load of tripe that it is.

kwirth, until you can actually provide a shred of proof that hell exists then I'm afraid you don't have a leg to stand on. Do you understand this?

Threatening children with hell and telling them how they can avoid it is no different to saying they'll be murdered by a vampire if they go outside without wearing garlic. Each scenario is equally likely to be true.

Sat, 20 Jan 2007 20:31:00 UTC | #16444