Gee, suffer now, or suffer later. This is someone who expects me to worship him? Sounds like a terrorist to me.
Does a person know if he has been saved?
Doesn't the scripture say of Jesus -
"FOR THE PRIZE that was set before him he endured " What if he could only save humanity by going into everlasting oblivion?
Seems religious people are only doing good to save their own ass. Unlike the atheists and humanists who work tirelessly for peace justice and fairness, without hope of anything after. Maybe they are having their reward in full - saving one life at a time.