Attractive a number of fresh and significant discussions within the mainstream epistemological literature surrounding 'pragmatic encroachment', the quantity asks, among others, the query: Do the excessive stakes fascinated by accepting or rejecting trust in God increase the criteria for wisdom that God exists?
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