False religions and cults follow people who are dead, or who will be dead one day. Communists revere and follow dead dictators
who murdered millions when they were alive. Animists pray to their dead ancestors for guidance. Those who are involved in the occult ask mediums to consult dead relatives on their behalf to give them guidance.
But 1 Peter 1:3-4 tells us that because of the resurrection, we serve a living Saviour and thus have a 'living hope'.