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The "What if you're wrong?" answer

Started this discussion. Last reply by matt.clerke Jun 23, 2011. 44 Replies

I was struck by the answer Richard Dawkins gave to the audience member question "What if you're wrong?" (many copies of this have been on Youtube for ages) being so quickly pecked at and unpicked by…Continue

 

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matt.clerke replied to Christopher England's discussion 'The "What if you're wrong?" answer'
"(not so) humble athiest: <facepalm><sigh>you're an idiot<walk away>"
Jun 23, 2011
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May 23, 2011
Mo Trauen replied to Christopher England's discussion 'The "What if you're wrong?" answer'
""Why would I be willing to trade my whole life for a lottery ticket?"   or   "What if you made a mistake by not spending your whole paycheck on lottery tickets?"   or   "Believing out of fear is not…"
Jan 3, 2011
Jason D. Johnson replied to Christopher England's discussion 'The "What if you're wrong?" answer'
"Honestly, only by compacting his answer into a shorter response, without losing any of the thought, can you then have a better answer.  I think Dawkin's answer was superb.  I really don't think there's a better way to…"
Jan 3, 2011
Jonel Burge replied to Christopher England's discussion 'The "What if you're wrong?" answer'
""What if you're wrong?" Me: In a good mood: "Well I wouldn't want to go to heaven or Valhalla with the likes of you anyways." Bad mood: "At least hell is WARM."(especially used in winter) Really, REALLY bad…"
Dec 19, 2010
Michael replied to Christopher England's discussion 'The "What if you're wrong?" answer'
"I worked with a guy about 9 years ago, who thought "the wager" was his killer-death-blow. Until I told him that "I can't be wrong, my horoscope said I'd be right all this month". He nearly wet himself and said "You…"
Dec 19, 2010
David Kenneth Craggs replied to Christopher England's discussion 'The "What if you're wrong?" answer'
"I'd say, "If I am wrong then I'd be proud to be among the few who stood up to this celestial terrorist!""
Dec 7, 2010
Timothy Van Uytfang replied to Christopher England's discussion 'The "What if you're wrong?" answer'
"Thanks, now I just lost the game..."
Dec 7, 2010
Kirk Holden replied to Christopher England's discussion 'The "What if you're wrong?" answer'
"Can any bible thumper say for sure that some important rule that they should be following was omitted from scripture? They all say that scripture is necessary and sufficient. But what if they are wrong? We already know that god does not grade on a…"
Dec 7, 2010
Timothy Van Uytfang replied to Christopher England's discussion 'The "What if you're wrong?" answer'
"Oh, hang on, I get what you're saying now. Gah, I'm so tired I can't even focus anymore! Okay, here it goes, the good explanation, I'll try to make myself as clear as possible here. So don't shoot me if it's not…"
Dec 7, 2010
Jean Marie replied to Christopher England's discussion 'The "What if you're wrong?" answer'
"//Of course, "we" knew what he (Dawkins) meant, but he obviously didn't pick the killer sound-bite sentence or two 'come back'.// A retort of "What if YOU'RE wrong? What if YOU have chosen to worship the wrong god…"
Dec 7, 2010
Timothy Van Uytfang replied to Christopher England's discussion 'The "What if you're wrong?" answer'
"Oh, wait, did I write "you are?" sorry, I meant to say only "I'm not". Must be tiredness taking over."
Dec 7, 2010
Timothy Van Uytfang replied to Christopher England's discussion 'The "What if you're wrong?" answer'
"Actually, I do, since I'm pretty convinced that I am right. Okay, I'll be honest. I have no idea what I'd say, because I have never been confronted with that question before. But since I'm not really the kind of man who thinks he…"
Dec 7, 2010
Matthew Vaughan replied to Christopher England's discussion 'The "What if you're wrong?" answer'
"How about, "If I am wrong I have a bag of Marshmallows which I will enjoy toasting in hell". I'm not convinced that there is a winning answer to someone who can't understand why Pascal's wager doesn't work so you may as…"
Dec 7, 2010
Matthew Vaughan replied to Christopher England's discussion 'The "What if you're wrong?" answer'
"I wouldn't bet on too many of them understanding this one! You will probably be told that theirs is true because it says so in the bible. Which,of course, you could challenge in exactly the same way only to be told that God wrote the bible. I…"
Dec 7, 2010
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At 12:31am on April 5, 2010, Monica McGee (Monicks) said…
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