Church of Positive Expectation Dedicated to the worship of reason

Welcome to the official website of the Church of Positive Expectation!

The Church of Positive Expectation is dedicated to the worship of rational thought and mathematical analysis, especially the laws of probability. We do not believe that the world is controlled by an old guy who sits in the sky and amuses himself by meddling in our antics, but by the natural laws of physics as expressed by mathematics.

  • We find divine beauty and supreme glory in the power of the human mind.
  • We believe that the wisdom of a choice lies not in the outcome, but in the clear-thinking analysis that led to the decision.
  • We do not believe that people are inherently good or bad, lucky or unlucky, but that the capriciousness of variance plays a key role in all of our lives.

Our Patron Saint is Bill Chen. His trusty Saint Sidekick is Jerrod Ankenman. Some members of the MIT blackjack team were very early believers in the church. The church has a strong set of beliefs that are waiting to be described and a rich history which is waiting to be told. Please contribute your thoughts.

If you are interested in becoming a member of our church, you may add your name to the membership roster. You could contact us via email, but the spammers have won that battle. The Church hates spammers.

The Church of Positive Expectation is 100% compatible with Pastafarianism. We welcome members of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster with open arms.

Baptizing a child into the Church of Positive Expectation is easy by using our simple baptism ceremony.

You can buy our Holy Book, The Mathematics of Poker, from Amazon.