Dear Shah Rukh Khan

Dear Shah Rukh Khan

A recent tweet of yours recycles Pascal’s Wager as a joke. I would urge you to read this response to it. And this one.

You might say in reply that hey, you pray, and consequently many good things have happened to you. But the causation is flawed. Your success is a combination of luck and hard work—as all success is. Other people also pray as much as you, and have achieved nowhere near your level of success. Indeed, poor people probably pray more than rich dudes. But if there is a god, she clearly doesn’t believe in bribery and ass-licking.


Amit Varma


Link via a tweet from @Twivani. More open letters here.