Pascal's wager always struck me as odd. Nothing to lose in believing in God, danger if one doesn't, so why not believe. Well 1) I have trouble simply choosing beliefs logically 2) this might, I say might, work on some versions of God. Fairly shallow ones, sort of like hockey refs. But perhaps God is not like the Christians think, but rather abhors any even slightly tainted worship, let's nice atheists live in Heaven and the only people He casts into Hell are people who try to scam their way into Heaven. Wise Acre's Wager is a misnomer. It should be Wise Acre's Foray. Let's set aside the issue of God's existence. In regard to any belief X in forms of.... _______________ is possible. Or _______________ exists. For any belief A.... If A is false, then the potential believer thinks/feels that everything else is pointless/meaningless and loses interest in life. To me it makes sense to explore (foray into) X. This can begin with active suspension of disbelief. It could be via engaging in practices said to strengthen belief in X. It could be literal, physical explorations of objects or places associated with X. It could be trying to find intellectual ways of supporting X. It could be via increasing social connections with people who believe X. As some examples. I think this is rational REGARDLESS of what X is.