I have always held a fascination with man’s preoccupation with a need for a deity. How have they managed to hold us with a slave mentality, chained to a supernatural being for so long? Simple: never educate the masses. In all cases, it boils down to control. To keep the populace in a perpetual state of drudgery one has to throw them some crumbs of reward, and what better system to employ than to make that reward post-mortem in order not to seem to have reneged on that promise – voila! an afterlife in a heavenly place of, as Hitchens’ said, North Korea. No complaints department there.