I wasn't being sarcastic or offensive...if anyone percieved it that way, I'll appologize with an explaination.
Quote: superstitious/supernatural beliefs can help comfort those fears or magnify them
I'm talking about fear of the unknown. Which mindset is easier to accept death?... knowing you will go to paradise (comforting fear) or knowing you will go to 'the other place' if you don't do X,Y and Z. (magnifying fear)
many people have different notions and varying degrees of this, but something we all do is fear the unknown. That was all I was saying.