There are so many things about believers that puzzle me and there is no way to ever get answers. One thing I wonder is why christians cling so to the idea of an afterlife. Why do they think one should even exist? If your god/gods are so loving and wonderful, shouldn't following them here, now, in this life be enough? Christians say they're happy and loved etc because of "knowing god", but all they strive for is some reward after they die. Is it a fear of death that makes them dream of an afterlife? Why would christians fear the idea of just dying and it all being over?