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Pascal's Wager coincidence or not? by Niknar

Perhaps this is as much question as it is theory. Some have suggested that my theories are not theories, so I will attempt to relate this theory to the story line as much as possible. However, I do think that what I am going to explain speaks for its self. I was doing some research for a project and came across something interesting. I have always thought of Pascal as the man responsible for the invention of the thermometer, but I have come to realize that his experiments extend beyond experimentation of the physical world and involve the metaphysical world as well.

Pascal's Wager is a wager or sort of "game" that Pascal attempts to prove (through reason) God's existence. Pascal is not impressed by Aquinas or Descartes attempts to justify theism, so he argues that we should believe in the existence of God because it is the best bet. He is assuming that all other or any other sequence of events would be les! s desirable. If this has not yet had some resemblance to some of the themes in Lost then I hope this will. Pascal's Wager is a continuation of his theory of "free will" and "choice". These are both themes mentioned in Lost. Choice is mentioned by Jacob, and when Ben narrated the scene that Juliet is trying to detonate the bomb he mentions free will. Theses themes have been played out over and over in the show. What Pascal did was create a "numerical" system to prove that "choice" (an action described by reason as human "will") is infallibly motivated by God's grace. This happens when it pleases God to "touch" those he chooses with his mercy. Pascal further argues that God's grace is infallible because it is an expression of one's strongest desire and that makes it rational. Pascal endorses predestination, and therefore he also endorses that some will inevitably fall to the other side. Thus, those who are predestined by God will be the only ones that would be inspir! ed to or are likely to follow the "best way". They are the ca! ndidates . I am not assuming that Pascal's theory is correct. I am only showing its parallels to the show and its characters. Pascal makes assumptions about the origin of the rules of the game and how it will be played. It is up in the air as to how this will all play out. This could be an insight as to how/why it was played in the first place. After all it is just a "theory".

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