SKEPTIC: How so?
BELIEVER: You think that after you croak you just rot. No heaven. No afterlife. No nuthin’.
SKEPTIC: No Hell either, you might add.
BELIEVER: I’m not planning on going there.
SKEPTIC: Oh yeah, Hell is where everybody else always goes.
BELIEVER: There ya go again. Skeptic, cynic, same thing.
SKEPTIC: Not! Let me ask you this: If you had cancer would you want the doc to lie to you about your chances?
BELIEVER: Of course not. I’d want the truth.
SKEPTIC: Right. Me too. And if I don’t see any evidence for an afterlife, whether happy or sad, I’m not going to make stuff up. And that doesn’t make me cynical—just realistic.
BELIEVER: All cynics say they’re just being realistic.
SKEPTIC: I don’t believe in unicorns either.
BELIEVER: Fine! You wanna be worm food, you go ahead. I’m going to Heaven.
SKEPTIC: At least the worms will be happy…
BELIEVER: …and then you’re going to Hell.
SKEPTIC: (sigh) It gets lonely in an evidence-based universe.