Talk:Avoidance of hell
I've thought about it and I don't see why this article is distinct from Pascal's Wager. The article says:
- "If you don't believe in God, you'll go to hell after you die."
- The threat of hell differs from Pascal's wager in that it assumes from the start that hell exists.
To me, the second statement appears to contradict the first, unless there happens to be a person who doesn't believe in God, but does believe in hell, and also believes that the god they don't believe in will send them to hell.
The short version of Pascal's Wager is that if you incorrectly believe in God then you lose nothing, but if you incorrectly disbelieve in God then you go to hell. That sounds nearly identical to this article.
Can somebody please 'splain the difference? If there isn't one, can I #REDIRECT this page? --Kazim 11:16, 26 July 2006 (MST)