Now, many people express that they have a fear of death. But what is the alternative? An eternal life?
But how would such a life affect our psyche? We may be able to imagine living for a few hundred years, but an eternity is unimaginably long. Would you find contentment, or would you feel you are trapped in a Sisyphus universe? Is not an eternal life also something that could be feared?
So how does the state of an eternal afterlife differ from this?
The existence of religion in many ways is a result of seeking of contentment with our place within this universe. Infidels at the end of their lives are compelled to accept religion, so that they will fully accept the lives that they have led and be content with their place within this universe and ultimately secure a place in the afterlife.
But if you are at peace within this universe, then why would you need to have an eternal afterlife?