My own arguement explains why I do not agree with the Pascal Theory. I offered it as one explanation to the original question "why believe". More observation: Saint Anselm (? -1109 A.D.) described God with his definition, “God is that which nothing greater can be conceived”. Saint Anselm gave this definition as part of a metaphysical argument that states: “The real objective existence of God is necessarily involved in the existence of the very idea of God.” I disagree with that statement as well but only because I believe man’s idea and interpretation of God is conceptual and inadequate and that human limitation place God and Creation outside man’s ability to comprehend. Therefore I label myself Agnostic but being agnostic doesn't mean that I don't believe in a greater force. In my opinion the ONLY irrational belief is Atheism but I defend one's right to not believe. However, I've experienced too wonders to ever be able to defend the atheist doctrine.