"What do you WANT the truth to be? "
I think that statement explains the point of many religious views perfectly.
The whole point of "truth" is that their is one option. You are mealy saying that you dont like reality so your going to substitute your own fantasy to replace your concept of reality.
And why is an afterlife so important to you? is their something you can do their and not here?
If every one where to stop tring to get into heaven and lived their life with out fear of eternal damnation, would their life not be better.