I've always said that it's easier to be a Christian or a religious person than an atheist. You have somewhere to go when you die. We don't. The reality is that there either is or is not an after life. But spending this life certain of another I would think makes the prospect of death easier. Watching loved ones die and knowing that their minds will be annihilated when they do is not fun. But not being one to whistle past the graveyard it is what it is.