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Old 12-19-2013, 06:13 PM
 
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Here's a curious question; If god's existence were to be proven, or disproved, tomorrow, would you bet a large sum of money today on the outcome? I overheard the question posed to someone the other day. It kind of comes down to; how much faith does a person put in his faith; his life savings, for example?
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:19 PM
 
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Before I bet any money I would want to know how the proving or disproving was to be done.


Isn't it the theory of theists that everyone is already betting the nature of their eternal existence on that question with those wagering on god poised to reap perpetual rewards and those betting against god facing unending torments?

If you are willing to gamble on that, what is money?
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:24 PM
 
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Here's a curious question; If god's existence were to be proven, or disproved, tomorrow, would you bet a large sum of money today on the outcome? I overheard the question posed to someone the other day. It kind of comes down to; how much faith does a person put in his faith; his life savings, for example?
Which God?
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:25 PM
 
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have bet not only all my money but also my health and well being and home.
it was a good bet.
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:42 PM
 
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I'm already betting my 'soul' that God doesn't exist, why would I be scared to bet all my money?
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:48 PM
 
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Money is cheap. I'd bet my eternal destiny.

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Which God?
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Define god.
Playing dumb, I see. Disingenuous is a word you guys need to explore.

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Old 12-19-2013, 06:53 PM
 
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I would put money on the existence of a God but not that any of the three abrahamic faiths are true
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:18 PM
 
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Define god.
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:20 PM
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Define "large sum," preferably in either Canadian or American dollars.
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:24 PM
 
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I'd bet everything that no eternal supernatural being/s have ever existed.
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