Skip to main content

Pascal's Gambit Thrashed out (Kind of )

So sorry I was to see your pain,
Now things can’t be the same again,
So sorry was I to hear the news,
Fate is chosen, you do not choose.
So sorry to hear, a betting man will lose,
Men are betting, by praying in his pews,
So sorry to hear, if proved right you gain it all,
If you were wrong there is nowhere from which to fall.

So sorry to know Pascal’s Wager,
Its logical to bet even if insincere,
But there is a voice which may say,
Your insincerity will not gain you a place here.
If you bet and are proved right,
Happiness is the net gain,
If you bet and lose, you are no worse off,
So believe, even if you have to feign.

So sorry to hear the news,
You can bet and not lose,
But there is a sting in the tail,
If you are insincere you will fail.
So sorry to tell you,
God know public face and private mind,
There is only one way to get to heaven,
And that is by being and doing kind things. 23/03/19

“The argument that it is in one's own best interest to behave as if God exists, since the possibility of eternal punishment in hell outweighs any advantage in believing otherwise”. Blaise Pascal,
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Posted: Mar 2019

Poems entered on these pages are copyrighted by the authors who entered them. They cannot be reproduced without the author's written consent. © Copyright 2001-2022. All rights reserved.

Post Comment

Comments (3)

LADYCOUNTESSAonline today!
That's brilliant

Yes God knows our hearts and minds

Well penned applause
lovecanberealonline today!
Just accept there is nothing up there, and be done with it. Oh, (and by the way), treat all of the Chimpanzees, and Monkeys, the Great Apes, etc, with great respect, for they are our cousins.

This does not mean of course, that I'm not sincere when I bet (horses) for in Australia, betting, indeed ALL sport, is a religion.

Not trying to get off topic here. Also, I agree, about your poem - absolutely brilliant!
lovecanberealonline today!
I'm not knocking your beliefs; these are our choices. Of course, it is better to be kind; for the other way leads to Bad Karma.
Post Comment - Let others know what you think about this Poem
Report Abuse for this page, if inappropiate

Stats for this Poem

by Jazcoleman (2 Poems)
on Mar 2019
Last Viewed: Jan 9
Last Commented: Feb 2020
Last Liked: Mar 2021

Feeling Creative?

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience possible on our website. Read Our Privacy Policy Here