All religions (except witchcraft) use the "carrot and stick" to control people. From the ancient Egyptians to Billy Graham; all have the same theme, "Believe in us and you will be rewarded, do not believe and you will be punished." And it is very strange about all these beliefs; the rewards and punishment will be ONLY after death! So, believe, give us your service and your money, and we will pray for you.
You may believe whatever you wish; but if you believe in this sort of reward and punishment, I'm afraid there is no hope for you.