Christians hope to God that there is life after death while atheists hope to God there is no life after death!
Hope and desire don’t only shape our view of tomorrow – hope and desire shapes our view of today.
“Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.” (Romans 8:23-25)