Just now, sitting in a grocery store deli, woman reads my Magellan t-shirt ("The Church says the Earth is flat but I know it is round for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the Church"). The woman strikes me as submissive, mousey, dependent.
Woman: "Well, I have faith in god."
Me: "And some have faith in Zeus."
Woman: "That's their right."
Me: "No, that's their faith, no less strong than yours. Why don't you believe in Zeus?"
Woman: "Well, ummm, I don't know about Zeus..."
Me: "So Zeus is not the god you were raised to believe?"
Woman: "I wasn't raised in any faith. God found me later."
Me: "And how do you know it was God who found you and not Zeus, or a delusion?"
Woman: "I just know. Inside. I have faith. God spoke to me, not Zeus."
Me: "So what about the person who has faith that Zeus speaks to them and your god is a delusion? How do we prove which one of you is right and which one of you is deluded?"
Woman: "Well, I just know."
Me: "So does the person who believes in Zeus. They also 'just know.' So I guess we'll never know which of you is really talking to God or Zeus and which one of you is deluded, eh?"
Woman: "I guess."