A concern with the afterlife, with heaven and hell, develops only via the pressure of parasitism — i.e., because of political and military reasons. When the Tagma [1
] were not military and political players in the areas we inhabited, we were not concerned about an afterlife.
As we [2
] were forced to reckon with peoples other than ourselves, however, — to defend our way of life not just ethnically, but economically, politically, militarily — heaven and hell began to play a part in our religion.
This development became extreme in certain sects and individuals, Subborainizy notable among them. Heaven and Hell are the tools by which a parasite (an individual or a group) recruits people willing to die to keep the parasite [4
] in power — if you are one of us (and hence, not only believing what we tell you to believe, but contributing to our accumulation of wealth, our appropriation of wealth and power) you will attain paradise when you die (perhaps in the capacity of furthering our — the parasite’s — interests). If you are not one of us, you go to hell.