In death as in life

In life it seems we get what we believe, what if death works the same way?
If you believe you die and life stops, it stops.
If you believe you die and your energy lives on, you get to live on.
If you believe in heaven and hell,
you find yourself languishing in one or burning in the other.
The believer of reincarnation comes back, many centuries later, after living life as a cat.
What would you choose now in life to believe
if you knew in death, as in life, what you believe is what you receive?