When one sees the value of a blissful eternity (as opposed to one of torture) as this amazing gift after death that isn’t even deserved, is it, with deep sincere gratitude, easier to believe in the promises and miracles? Is instilled in us a wanting to believe and a not wanting to believe posture? It’s our struggle and nature.
Are the gods who punish nonbelievers forever, just gods? What kind of a god would torture someone in a lake of fire forever?
A magical-made-up one with all power could scare folks into line long enough so its story becomes part of culture and is accepted and loved and along the way forced on bystanders for centuries.
What is the only show in town?