It's an odd question, but one that's been in my head for a few years thanks to this picture: Funny, right? However, if you stop to think about it, it's actually a bit chilling. A 17th century philosopher named Blaise Pascal came up with "Pascal's Wager" in which he approached religion from the standpoint of odds and outcomes:
- If I believe in God and there is no God, I lose nothing.
- If I don't believe in God and there is a God, I suffer eternal damnation.
- Good deeds are to the credit of the positive force in the universe, by whatever name you call Him/Her
- Bad deeds are to the credit of the negative force in the universe, by whatever name you call Him/Her