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Message 2104866 - Posted: 10 Aug 2022, 22:24:12 UTC

I'll leave it up to you to research and discuss.
I know what it means.
"Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting." Alan Dean Foster

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Message 2104877 - Posted: 11 Aug 2022, 0:52:18 UTC - in response to Message 2104866.  

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Message 2104879 - Posted: 11 Aug 2022, 2:11:02 UTC

From Wikipedia:

The Christian apologist Arnobius of Sicca (d. 330) stated an early version of the argument in his book Against the Pagans, arguing "is it not more rational, of two things uncertain and hanging in doubtful suspense, rather to believe that which carries with it some hopes, than that which brings none at all?


Magnate Warren Buffett has written that climate change "bears a similarity to Pascal's Wager on the Existence of God. Pascal, it may be recalled, argued that if there were only a tiny probability that God truly existed, it made sense to behave as if He did because the rewards could be infinite whereas the lack of belief risked eternal misery. Likewise, if there is only a 1% chance the planet is heading toward a truly major disaster and delay means passing a point of no return, inaction now is foolhardy


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Message 2104880 - Posted: 11 Aug 2022, 2:14:32 UTC

I propose XMascal's Wager on the Existence of Santa Claus. If there is only a tiny probability that Santa Claus truly exists, it makes sense to behave as if He did because the rewards could be a bounty of Christmas presents, whereas the lack of belief risks the misery of nothing but coal in one's stocking. Yet people still refuse to believe!
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Message 2104882 - Posted: 11 Aug 2022, 5:42:04 UTC

And don't forget about the Easter Bunny. ;-)
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Message 2104925 - Posted: 11 Aug 2022, 18:59:20 UTC

And don't forget about the Easter Bunny. ;-)


Whatever 'Belief' Brings LOVE; PEACE; and SPIRIT of JOY into Heart of BELIEVER.

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Message 2104939 - Posted: 12 Aug 2022, 1:08:02 UTC

Ah yes, the celebration of the pagan goddess Eostre – the goddess of spring and fertility, which takes place during the Spring Equinox.
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Message 2104940 - Posted: 12 Aug 2022, 1:27:44 UTC

I'm sure that Thor will make a thunderous comment here today. ;-)

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Message 2105044 - Posted: 13 Aug 2022, 6:20:57 UTC

From book: Michael -Brother of Jerry by Jack London

But the steerage and its company meant more to Michael than the mere
pack. It was heaven as well, where dwelt God. Man early invented God,
often of stone, or clod, or fire, and placed him in trees and mountains
and among the stars. This was because man observed that man passed and
was lost out of the tribe, or family, or whatever name he gave to his
group, which was, after all, the human pack. And man did not want to be
lost out of the pack. So, of his imagination, he devised a new pack that
would be eternal and with which he might for ever run. Fearing the dark,
into which he observed all men passed, he built beyond the dark a fairer
region, a happier hunting-ground, a jollier and robuster feasting-hall
and wassailing-place, and called it variously "heaven."

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