I give you an accolade, you get a wheelbarrow of respect for the evaluation that "Pascal's Wager is a joke"<quoted text>
I agree that is the best way to approach morality and even how to live.Pascal's Wager is a joke and it not real belief. However this is one area it can be applied tot hat makes sense and that is morality.
I believe in God. Even if I didn't I believe in morality. I am going to strive to get better at loving my neighbor and doing unto others as they do to me because it is the right way to live.
If when I die if it turns out there is no God, I am not going to regret I lived a relatively moral life for no reason. That would be silly.I would say hey, I tried to live the right way and however the ball bounces after that I am ok with it because the small part I had some say in (how I live my life) I tried my best.
My goal for when I die is to leave the world just slightly better for me having lived in it, not worse. If I do that I can die happy. If there is an after-life to be had then all the better. But even if somehow I knew there was o after-life, I wouldn't change a thing as for how i approach life
However you are wrong with:
" I am going to strive to get better at loving my neighbor and doing unto others as they do to me because it is the right way to live."
that is failed christian morals.
"do unto others as I would have them do unto me"
is the correct delivery.
and that is still not the highest ethical position.
but the golden rule is adequate for the kind of intellect that would find itself a christian.