As quoted by Steven Pinker in Enlightenment Now:
>> Here is our modern avatar of anxiety, Woody Allen, playing out the 20th-century generational divide in a conversation with his parents in Hannah and Her Sisters (1986):
MICKEY: Look, you’re getting on in years, right? Aren’t you afraid of dying?
FATHER: Why should I be afraid?
MICKEY: Oh! ’Cause you won’t exist!
MICKEY: That thought doesn’t terrify you?
FATHER: Who thinks about such nonsense? Now I’m alive. When I’m dead, I’ll be dead.
MICKEY: I don’t understand. Aren’t you frightened?
FATHER: Of what? I’ll be unconscious.
MICKEY: Yeah, I know. But never to exist again!
FATHER: How do you know?
MICKEY: Well, it certainly doesn’t look promising.
FATHER: Who knows what’ll be? I’ll either be unconscious or I won’t. If not, I’ll deal with it then. I’m not gonna worry now about what’s gonna be when I’m unconscious.
MOTHER [OFFSCREEN]: Of course there’s a God, you idiot! You don’t believe in God?
MICKEY: But if there’s a God, then wh-why is there so much evil in the world? Just on a simplistic level. Why-why were there Nazis?
MOTHER: Tell him, Max.
FATHER: How the hell do I know why there were Nazis? I don’t know how the can opener works. <<