One of the most common objections to Christianity is that it's escapist. It's a way for people to console themselves from facing the painful and ultimately meaningless reality of this life. Escapists have a point, if the resurrection is only about the next life, the after-life then we are guilty of avoiding, sidestepping, and wishful thinking. What we find today is that the early disciples weren't excited about the changes in their next life or after-life, they were claiming that "It changes my life" the here and now life. After the death of Jesus, in the course of three hundred years, the movement exploded through out the Roman Empire.