We’re all dying. All of us. Death is not a release, but an incentive.
Believing in an afterlife totally negates your current existence. Underneath every day – every action, every word – you think it doesn’t really matter if you screw up this time around becouse you can just sort it all out in paradise.
Only when the majority of the people on this planet believe – absolutely – that they are dying, minute by minute, will we actually start behaving like fully sentient, rational and compassionate beings!