God was so kind that He gave mankind "free choice." Christians understand that. And, unfortunately, for man, when he fell out of the Garden, he has to work to be good because our "human nature" is not all that "good" when it comes to others. Therefore, man can choose to be good or choose to be bad! I would find it a lot more "cynical" to know that I was either going to become food for worms or living where it is very warm without an asbestos suit than it is to believe that there is a Heaven in which the pain and suffering of the world has been removed completely and one is able to bask in righteousness of God!