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Appeal to consequences of a belief

The appeal to a consequence of a belief is a logical fallacy which states that a belief must be wrong because of the negative consequences.

For example, "you cannot believe that water companies should belong to the public. Think of all the utility shares our family owns!".

Pascal's wager is an example an appeal to a consequence of a belief, saying that belief in Christianity would reduce your chances of eternal damnation.