are you qualified to pass judgement and/or predictions? what if the person gave his/her life to end someone elses suffering? even if that sacrifice wasn't apparent or in error? perhaps simply reciting rules of a dogma based on fear.
The boogy man won't get you if you are bad, there aren't monsters under your bed ...our own minds can be our worst enemy. something everyone struggles with for one reason or another. superstitious/supernatural beliefs can help comfort those fears or magnify them.