Study Finds the Pious Fight Death Hardest
It's not because of self-doubt or fear of damnation. It's because as religious people, they believe they have more to live for. They believe that a supreme being has taken a personal interest in their individual lives, and that whatever is happening to them serves an important purpose in the greater scheme of things. If there is any chance of recovery at all, they'll hang on to it.
The definition of faith is the belief in that for which there is no evidence, so perhaps religious people are less likely to give up hope.
What's Your Favorite Sci-Fi Future?
I'd have voted for the Culture, but not because it's a utopia. More because it's a parody of a utopia.
Immortal hedonists beat condescending gits in uniform any day.