What I don't get is why do people feel the need for a reward after they die, in order to go about being the best they can be here in this life?
So they go about bettering themselves because of an external reward / fear (ie eternal life / hell), and they do it because...otherwise...as laughoutloud put it...(they think) it's 'all for nothing'. This doesn't make sense, at all to me - I find it a sad, self detrimental view that lessens the quality of peoples lives. Be the best you can be, because deep within you, you're found that is something truly worthwhile to strive for. Have sought this within, and desired to better who you are / your life - this attitude then rewards you deep within yourself, constantly with peace, contentment, less strife, greater love and acceptance for others, and their journeys. In this case, the internal reward isn't the motivation, but a consequence of seeking to better yourself.
I wonder why they feel they need someone else to tell them what the truth is (eg. the 'truth' contained within the bible), rather than working to find and use time tested methods to identify truth, test truth, and eventually understand truth - for themselves.
Surely, regarding the above, if the bible is correct, those using such methods will come to the same conclusions anyway.
And given that, I wonder why they condescend and patronise people who have taken paths other than theirs, and come to different conclusions. It's quite unchristian.
I wonder why they engage in hypocrisy, claiming to love others as themselves, and so obviously thinking themselves superior to others.