Blaise Pascal
  1. Why does Pascal offer his reasons for believing in God rather than one of the traditional theistic arguments?
  2. Why does Pascal think that theism is the “smarter” choice?
  3. What is Pascal’s recommendation to the atheist who wants to try to get himself to believe? How is this supposed to help?
  4. How do you think Pascal’s conception of the human condition affects his argument for believing in God's existence? Be sure to explain how he conceives of the human condition.
  5. Why does Pascal think someone who doesn’t believe in hell has more reason to fear hell than someone who does believe in God? Do you agree? Why or why not?
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