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After French theologian, Blaise Pascal, who formulated the wager
- (religion) An argument for theism maintaining that belief in God poses less risk if God does not exist than does eternal damnation for the atheist if God does exist.
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|God exists||God does not exist|
|Belief||infinite gain (Heaven)||finite loss|
|Disbelief||infinite loss (Hell)||finite gain|