Generic or Open Theism


Generic or open Theism

Generic or Open theism is probably best defined by Pascal’s Wager. Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) offers a pragmatic reason for believing in God: even under the assumption that God’s existence is unlikely, the potential benefits of believing are so vast as to make betting on theism rational.

The problem here is, Which belief system should one choose. It is therefore irrational as it begs the question and fails evidentialism. And becomes nothing more than theoretic non-sense. Two theories exist, the traditional, which states God exists. And Pascal’s which states it is better to play it safe than to be sorry.

As seen above both theories must assume many Athings which can not be proven in order for them to even be considered as fact. Generic or Open Theism is therefore nothing more than an exercise of futility. Arguments pro and con can be presented, however, none are to be proven only assumed. So I ask you the reader, what is the point to argue either for or against a God of any kind.

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