Generally, theists, directly or indirectly, request that people take up a serious practice regimen, for the rest of their lives. Some atheists object to this, saying "it's asking too much of anyone to devote their entire life to something when it may or may not ultimately benefit them any more than any other philosophy or way of life". Question: But why is that too much? I'm not saying it isn't, I would just like to look into what the possible answers are why this is too much. Why does it seem so egregious to be requested that one devote one's life to something one has no certainty of, but which is advertised as being the solution to biggest problem of life?