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Pascal's Wager for Traditionalists

There are many voices out there today which are the voices of false prophets. Their tricky arguments can be convincing and could even cause doubt in the mind of the elect. But during these difficult …More
There are many voices out there today which are the voices of false prophets. Their tricky arguments can be convincing and could even cause doubt in the mind of the elect. But during these difficult times…these confusing times…we must be supernaturally prudent. I would propose, in fact, a Pascal’s Wager for Traditionalists. It is a wager that is really a sure bet, because you literally cannot lose, and your gain will be infinite. For those who may not know, Blaise Pascal was a famous 17th Century mathematician who was also a good Catholic. He made the following argument to those skeptics who were questioning the validity of the Catholic Faith and the existence of God. Pascal argued that a reasonable person should live as though God existed and should seek to believe in God. The argument or wager continued…If God does not actually exist, such a person would have lost very little…perhaps a few pleasures and riches here and there…but he has gained certainly a lot of virtue so that …More
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