In this essay Daniel Garber explores Pascal's hucksterish wager, and how it appeals to him to a degree. Garber is "one so made that he can not believe"; however, he genuinely wants to believe. He sees the benefit of redemption as a particularly persuasive reason for being a person of faith. While he doesn't share the faith of the religious, he tries to experience the world as if he did. He can "visit it, explore it as a tourist, participate in some of it's pleasures but never live there." This essay really hit home for me. There was a time when i missed God, like he was a real person that had moved away. i wanted to hold onto some part of that world where everything was explained and would turn out alright in the end. For an atheist trying to answer the question that was posed at the beginning of the class "can one be good without god?' ;Is it more beneficial to have been a person of faith in one's youth, if only to better understand how genuine faith constucts a persons moral framework?
Factual Q: What is the title of Pascal's work that includes his infamous wager?