Who hasn't wondered about life after death?
I'm not going to beat around the bush, Proof is my new favorite show of the summer. The way Proof Season 1 Episode 1 introduced the subject of life after death, clearly allowing for both the idea there is and isn't an answer we're going to want to hear, was brilliant.
By all characters being part Mulder and part Scully, it allows for the belief and skepticism to breathe and adapt depending upon each individual's personal experiences, and that's realistic. In most cases, someone has their trigger. As we learned in the premiere, Carolyn's is her son, while Ivan's is his cancer.