You don’t want eternal life. Eternity is infinitely longer than the age of the universe. Eternal life is infinitely boring, and you cannot die no matter how much you are bored with your life. If you are a Christian, all you get to do is sing praises to Yahweh. I would be sick to death of that after 15 minutes. Think how boring your companions would become after a mere 10 billion years. I want to live here on earth because there are so many things I want to accomplish. In heaven, there is nothing to accomplish. There is no motive to continue living. but you cannot die. Star Trek NG did a great episode on this problem when a member of the Continuum was terminally bored. You might want to live 200, 500 or even 1000 years, but there is no way you would enjoy living for eternity.
The churches have been running this classic con for millennia. They claim they can offer eternal life if you tithe to them. They offer no evidence they can or will deliver. The Christians have already milked this scam for trillions of dollars already. The irony is, the alleged prize is a living nightmare.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)