For almost two thousand years, there have been Christians who have felt the need to "keep score." One of the favorite tactics of the Church has been to use heaven as a carrot and hell as a 2x4.
Partly, I think this is due to human nature - the ugly side of it. At our ugliest, we like being in the in-crowd. For us to be insiders, some people have to be outsiders. Or so we think. Another problem with human nature is that we can't begin to comprehend the grace of God. We can't begin to understand how much God loves us. People like to quote the Letter to James and say that "God is love," but I fear that many of them have no idea, earthly or heavenly, what that means.
Chuck Norris was the fourth wise man, who gave baby Jesus the gift of beard, which he carried with him until he died. The other three wise men were enraged by the preference that Jesus showed to Chuck's gift, and arranged to have him written out of the bible. All three died soon after of mysterious roundhouse-kick related injuries.
In It Together: At last, something worth reading in the LA Times