He's an atheist reb, he has no relationship with the living God. As I have said before, getting frustrated with an atheist is like taking a blind man to an art museum and getting mad because he doesn't appreciate the paintings.
Closer to a Buddhist- no belief in a god per se, but a belief in an afterlife which makes sense. My disagreement with one of the primary tenets of Buddhism is the end of self. I see no point in lifetimes of learning if we don't retain self in the afterlife. Perhaps a fabulous self, for whom very little of the minutia of daily humanoid life matters or even makes sense, but sufficiently preserving the essence of self such that we are indeed in communion with our loved ones in the afterlife. Otherwise, there would be very little point to living.