The following video is an excerpt of a talk Professor Dawkins gave a Macon’s last year. A young woman asks him that time worn question of “what if you’re wrong” and his response is priceless:
The text as I heard it:
Well, what if I’m wrong? I mean, anybody could be wrong. We could all be wrong about the Flying Spaghetti Monster and the pink unicorn and the flying teapot. You happen to have been brought up, I presume, in a Christian faith. You know what it’s like not to believe in a particular faith because you’re not a Muslim.
You’re not a Hindu. Why aren’t you a Hindu? Because you happen to have been brought up in America, not India. If you were brought up in India, you’d be a Hindu.
If you were brought up in Denmark during the time of the Vikings, you would’ve believed in Woton and Thor.
If you were brought up in classical Greece, you’d believed in Zeus.
If you’d been brought up in Central Africa, you’d be believing in the great JuJu up the mountain.
There is no particular reason to pick on [think he meant single out]the Judeo-Christian god which in the sheerest accident you happened to have been brought up under and ask me to question ‘what if I’m wrong’.
What if you’re wrong about the great JuJu at the bottom of the sea?