I’ve thought a lot about death and this seems the most likely answer if there is no religion. whatever emotion I have at the time of my death may carry me through into the afterlife. if I’m terrified of going to hell, I’ll be terrified of hell for eternity or even go to hell. whereas if I’m content, I’ll stay content, and if I’m asleep I’ll sleep forever. and if I’m sure I’m heavenbound, that’s where I’ll go. if this is the truth it means I’m a likely candidate for hell.