If Heaven exist, they go. If Heaven doesn't exist, they won't know the difference (when they die). Are Religious fundamentalists in a win-win situation?
Aren't you assuming there are no more gods with different rules? If they are worshiping the wrong one they lose anyway! So no, they are not in a win-win situation
When I talk about god in my question, it's in a broad sense. It would seem that the 'god' side wins if it was 50/50. Obviously, there are more than one 'god'. But the question works, being that "fundamentalists" can't see outside of their 'god'.
It is called, "Pascal's Wager".
Your post is an old old question, and has been argued for centuries now,.
For me, the question is new. If it isn't for you, then move along.
It isn't new for anyone who has studied any bit of Theology or Philosophy.
Why don't you google pascals Wager and read up on it.
This has been a debate of great interest for many.
Here it is for you...
There is nothing new under the sun as to this topic, that can be brought out here.
I'm sure that every thought that I have (in regards to religion) has been established. With that said, I don't Google my thoughts prior to posting. I do appreciate you informing me on the topic so that I have a further reference to look into (in regarding the topic).
Most religious and non-religious folks are in a bubble of their own and so then none win, because we are too busy thinking about ourselve's to know anything about it. Plus if there is nothing to observe, there is nothing to measure it against the facts that are already apparent. If I have never seen heaven or hell, I can't say that they can be classified or filed under any sensible category. statistics only realy apply to reality, heaven and hell are no reality we can percieve subjectively or objectively. We simply don't know that they exist.
This is a backward version of PASCAL'S WAGER one of the weakest arguments for God in existence. The problem is this is setting up a false dichotomy between the Fundamentalist Christian God and the non-existence of God. The scenario ignores all the other possibilities such as:
1) The possibility that a different brand of Christianity is true
2) The possibility that a different religion is true and a different God or set of Gods is real
3) The possibility that no religions are true but there is a God that is not affiliated with a religion.
4) The possibility that there are no Gods but there is some kind of afterlife that isn't dependent on a deity.
Etc, etc, etc.
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