"If you absolutely forced me to bet on the existence of a conventional
anthropomorphic deity, of course I'd bet no. But, basically, Huxley was
right when he said that agnosticism is the only honorable position because
we really cannot know. And that's right. I'd be real surprised if
there turned out to be a conventional God.
I remember a story about Clarence Darrow, who was quite
Somebody asked him: "Suppose you die and your soul goes up there and
it turns out the conventional story is true after all?" Darrow's answer
was beautiful, and I love the way he pictured it with the 12 apostles in
the jury box and with his reputation for giving long speeches (he spoke
two straight days to save Leopold and Loeb). He said that for once in
his life he wasn't going to make a long speech. He was just going to
walk up to them, bow low to the judge's bench, and say, "Gentlemen,
I was wrong."