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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.
1997 October 11, Moen, Rick, “TAN: Mormons”, in rec.arts.sf.written.robert-jordan, Usenet, message-ID <email@example.com>:
- In the unlikely event of losing Pascal's Wager, I intend to saunter in to Judgement Day with a bookshelf full of grievances, a flaming sword of my own devising, and a serious attitude problem.
- For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:Pascal's wager.