I don't mean they want an eternal life - I mean they want another life.The Hitch said:Which is stupid because what they ought to be more scared of is not disappearing for good.
Believing an afterlife would be pleasant is like thinking your football team will win because you want them to.
Humans in the modern era, due to massive strokes of luck and centuries of painful development, are the only creatures, bar some of our pets maybe, on this planet for whom it is possible to enjoy life.
Every other creature to ever inhabit the earth has lived in a constant struggle with hunger, fear (of predators), tooth aches etc until a grim end, and this includes 99% of the humans to ever inhabit the earth.
What is it about the few decades these people have spent in this universe that makes them think eternal life will be anything but constant suffering?
As for the enjoying our life, if we're where we are now it's precisely because we can't do it. None of us is able to be satisfied with his life for a long period of time. We obsessively find ourselves things to improve and problems to solve. Progress they call it.