This is simply one angle or a snippet of my thoughts toward the ever so popular Theistic argument known as Pascal’s Wager.
This argument creates a false dilemma between faith and reason. This is not a world of Christianity vs. Atheism. This is a world with thousands of other competing sets of divine claims. It is not realistic to play favorites by wagering on one bet and ignoring all the others. Though if I wager on Christianity as well as on Islam and Judaism simultaneously then I will have contradicted the requirements of each of these religions. Each of these religions teaches a form of exclusivity. I must wager on one set of divine claims exclusively or I am at risk of not being considered sincere or loyal to faith in the first place!
This wager does not factor in that varying sets of divine claims are a cause for confusion as well as contradiction. What is most sensible in light of a plethora of confused and contradictory claims? A suspension of judgment plain and simple. What other reason is there to play favorites here? Why should any set of authoritative claims have any leg up on the other when each one individually is unable to demonstrate God within reality? All of these claims belong in the same category precisely because they do not provide a bridge into our present state of affairs. Our present knowledge.