AthenaParadizo wrote:It is scary. That's basically why I'm a Christian - I need to believe that there is something after death, and that I will exist forever. The idea of mindlessness terrifies me, and I'm basically religious to convince myself that I'll never nonexist (hah, I think I just coined the word :D)
In the same way, people like to imagine that there is a heaven and a hell, and criminals go to hell after they die as a way of retribution. It's more comforting than just knowing that they walk free after a period in jail, or no period in jail, while others suffer because of their actions.