My religion is kindness. I wonder if Roger realized he shared a philosophy with the Dalai Lama?
Roger didn’t believe in a perpetual soul, or any kind of life after death. He was OK with that. The symmetry and peace of returning to the state of nothingness he was before being born, and having a life long enough to discover the secret of happiness — that was enough for him.
But I think he’s in for a pleasant surprise. I kinda like to think, in the way of the beyond, in the way of spirit, Gene Siskel saved an aisle seat for him.