In my area, two 16 year old girls committed suicide. They hugged each other while waiting for a high speed train which pulverised them. I wonder if they really understood the finality of death. I wonder if religious belief in an afterlife influenced their decision. Christianity & some other religions down play the importance of life on Earth & extol the joys of an afterlife. Is such a theology a good idea? Even if it does not encourage suicide, it seems to me to discourage ambition & the concept of enjoying life.