Re: Pascal's Wager

Terry Donaghe (
Sun, 6 Dec 1998 07:06:33 -0800 (PST)

---"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <> wrote:

> > Indeed, I personally think that it is not possible for a
> > person who honestly believes in God to be a moral person or
> > lead an effective, worthwhile life, so the cost of belief
> > is very high--the sacrifice of this life for the false hope
> > in the next.
> I'm sorry, but I think this statement is simply false.
> What about Martin Luther King, to name the first example to spring
to mind?

Shame, shame. If you mean Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., I'm afraid you're overlooking the fact that he was a communist and had several extra-marital affairs, and his doctoral thesis is littered with plagiarisms. He may have espoused "good" ideas, but I don't know if we should consider him to be a "moral" man.


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