I mean it makes perfect since if the goal of religion is to keep you in lock-step and under control (it is). If there was an all-knowing, all-powerful supreme being (there isn't), why would he care whether or not you believed?
The lack of 'evidence' of the existence of a supreme being (there isn't any) is apparently not allowed to be submitted before the court on final judgement. It's pretty much 'you better believe this despite the evidence against it or we'll torture you forever'.
It's hogwash, but most religions do it. And people buy it. In droves.