If an asteroid was on a collision course with the earth and you had one hour left to live what would you do in your last 60 minutes?
The majority of Britons (54%) questioned in a survey, according to Reuters, said they would like to spend it either with or on the phone to their loved ones.
But the survey also revealed a strong hedonistic streak. 13 percent would sit back, accept the inevitable and reach for a glass of champagne. Two percent would start looting. That one I really don’t get.
Sex appealed to nine percent.
But here’s the kicker. Just three percent said they would turn to prayer. There is something clearly wrong in Great Britain. I mean, forget about even the religious aspect of it. Think logically, Britons!
This moment is Pascal’s Wager crystallized. You have one hour to live. If you use use just that one little hour to pray even if you’ve never prayed before you have the possibility of eternity in Heaven. If you don’t pray you can get one good solid hour of sex, drinking, and looting but put yourself at risk of damnation of the eternal variety. One hour of pleasure vs. eternal damnation. Hmmm…logically this isn’t even close. Clearly, Great Britain’s school system needs to focus more time on classes in religious thought as well as logic.