I'm thinking that what I view as an atheist as the inevitaility of death is overrated...Dying, in a social sense, could be a part of our existence, not as a death, nor a turning point, but rather more of a non-happening. Must we have one part-life- and the next part-eternity-with the latter, unseen world dominating our priorities- in many circes- with preparation? I think death is not much more than a step- perhaps you die, and then keep on living, only dead? Does it strike you as 'overdoing it' when we place the brunt of our renewal and redemption on the end of our existence? Could we be problematic in eternity, and still not have enough time to work things out before something larger happens? If it all ends in a ceasing of existence, who's to say we couldn't end up depressed? Those of you have read Will Self's How The Dead Live would get what I'm hinting at.