Okay, so earlier today, I had a little discussion with a theist who just didn't seem to know the meaning of the sentence "give up, you're out of arguments!"
I used the "silver bullet" technique. (Asking him what his strongest argument was and then completely breaking it down, so all his other arguments are automatically bullpeep)
But this guy just didn't show any sign of stopping.
And after many hours of argueing and yes/no fights, it all came down to one question. He said: "Okay, suppose I'm right. Suppose you die and come before god. What are you going to say to him when he tells you that you have been a bad person for not believing in him?"
My reply was: "If god would say that I have been a bad person, I'd say he's out of his mind! I am in no way a bad person, just as you are in no way an atheist."
But now that I think about it...I actually have no idea at all what I really would say...
Just SUPPOSE that he's right (of course, he is not), and you DO appear in front of god. What the hell would you say?
Now you show yourself?!? way to be realistic :P I would most likley say something along the lines of:
Before you judge me I want you to look closely at the "message" that your extremists are sending out to the world. If you truly hate fags and think that all people are evil because they think differently, then send me to hell because I want no part of this.
"So, why exactly do you need a starship?"
Honestly, if that amazingly unlikely event were to occur, it would depend on which precise god I found myself in front of. I'd offer Thor a beer. Er, mead.
Only very strong mind altering drugs is ever going to persuade me of the mere existence of a Deity never mind the fact i,m conversing with one ,so i,d probably be very high an in the company of the twat that put a tab in my newky brown ale .
So anyway that given i,d ask it to stitch me up with the blonde with big boobs presently floating around the bar donning pink corset pink stockings an loverly fluffy wings ,my mate can have the dude with the red outfit on carrying a trident with three giant dildos for prongs.
Why would I say anything to an anthropomophic personafication?
Why I think the same reason one would talk to non-anthropomorphic personified things. I sweet talk to my car for instance at those rare moments when I do experience real freude am fahren. I scream at traffic lights. I once cursed at a garage-door that unexpectedly got stuck half way. None of those things can talk back or understand what I am saying (or I'd be in real trouble) but at least they have this advantage over the anthropomorphic personification you are referring to that they do at least exist and I do too in order to be able to do the talking.