This is the promised part 2 to the last post addressing Pascal’s Wager. Buckle your seat belt, because this is going to be a long one for what was originally an individual supporting point.
Religion – and Christianity, my particular focus here – has its benefits. It can provide peace of mind if you’re sure you’re saved. It provides community. In God you gain a friend who will never betray you or be unavailable to talk, whom you can be completely honest with (because like, he already knows all your secrets anyway), and is the ultimate “I’m personal friends with the owner” card should he share your interest in a particular moment. But, there are a lot of catches.