PosterChild and I were discussing Judaism. The following may need confirmation from the SDMB’s talmudic scholars, but…
Christianity, Islam and Buddhism punish non-believers and/or bad actors posthumously (boy is Keanu Reeves in for it:)). Judaism, however, denies the Christian/Muslim notion of sin and hell as well as the Buddhist notion of Karmic payback in a next life.
When Jews die, nothing happens right away–except the worm stuff:eek:. But, at the End of Days, non-believers, bad Jews and good Jews alike are resurrected and given an eternal pass to the city of God.
So, in conclusion, if you’re a non-believer or just a crappy person, Judaism has the most attractive retirement package for you. There’s no “Atheism, is a hunch, what if you are wrong?” If you’re wrong, but a Jew, you’ve still got it made in the shade.
Submitted by a coupla semi-lapsed but made in the shade Jews