Batman: I don't...actually...believe in an afterlife. You know that? I don't believe there's a place you go if you're good, when you're done. I've tried to believe, but I can't.
This is just me, alone in my brain, isn't it, Mom? I mean, you're not really here.
Martha Wayne: I'm here, Bruce. I'm always here.
- Detective Comics #853
by Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert