The Life of Pi
Pi has a traumatic adventure and he retells the story as a myth in order to 'debrief' himself. He has killed a man, the tiger, but not without good reason.
The insurance agents choose to believe his myth about the tiger instead of the 'real' story because it is kinder and makes more sense in a way. So the reader should choose to believe in God because it makes more sense than the alternate and helps people to avoid overweaning despair. The author is suggesting that even if you don't believe in God you should pretend to for the sake of those who do, just like the insurance agents in the life of Pi.
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