Christianity Thomas on 13 Mar 2011 12:12 am
This is a popular thread from the forums:
One of the strongest arguments against the Christian God is the “argument from hiddenness”. If God allegedly loves us, wants us to believe in him, wants to redeem us, wants to have a relationship with us, and wants us to follow his commands, the fact that he is invisible, unverifiable, and uncommunicative (other than a hodgepodge of ancient texts and subjective internal voices) is illogical and a strong indictment against his existence.
There is no need for anyone not to be a believer. There is no need for any religion to exist other than Christianity. There is no need for the myriad of sects, denominations, subdenominations, and “cults” to exist either. There is no need for any disagreements among Christians regarding any doctrine. If God communicated clearly, no one would be confused about anything whatsoever.
The funniest thing about the “argument from hiddenness” is the fact that anyone would suggest it. Didn’t God write the Bible? Didn’t God flood the entire planet and then create rainbows to remind us of that flood? Didn’t God send his son to earth? Doesn’t God answer prayers today? Christians believe all of these things, and then in the same breath claim that God must remain hidden. The delusion is palpable: