Jesuis- Do you know how insulting it is to be told, "I could answer the question, but you wouldn't understand it anyways!" is?
Most people do not have the intellectual honesty to admit they don't understand something, and instead try to wiggle thier way out of it, in hopes that the direction they take something causes the person they are conversing with to forget that there wasn't ananswer.
I've had this one thing tied to my profile for years
, very few know what it is or why it's there. It's from the movie Patlabor. There are these mechanized piloted suits used for dangerous tasks called 'Labors.' When someone uses them to commit crime or just run amok, like the famous tank incident, instead of calling the National Guard they have thier own police force unit with them, Patrol Labors.
In the movie the manufacturer released a new OS, coined the Hyper Operating System, or HOS. However there are certain problems with it. So this one cop visits his old friend that works for the manufacturer and asks, "Is it safe?"
His reply was, "We've got good results from customes that are pleased with our product. It's being used in all the top industralized nations!" blah blah blah
cop, "None of that is what I asked you! Is it safe?"
A dodge coupled with Appeal to Popularity, and a few other Logical Fallacies. Just like a response from Christians.
If you didn't take that 'holier than thou' attitude and treat us like infants, and used everyday language, not just the one you use on sundays, with other people that use said language only on sundays, too. An engineer that truly understands thier work, and knows that you're not going to understand 'engineer speak' is going to use modern everyday speech, and use analogies that you can understand.
That's what seperates a good teacher or communicator from a ****ty one. More often that not, the problem is the 'teacher.' How many times did the Apostles just not get it when being taught by the "good teacher"? Did he just say, "Well, you're just to stupid to understand, so I'm not going to waste my time explaining it to you,"?
This is also why your ant analogy fails. God is All-Knowing, All-Loving and All-Powerful. ie He could speak ant if he chooses to. He could have made the ant so he could talk normally, and the ant would understand. He could just 'poof' understanding in the ant's brain. Since he's allegedly All-Loving, one would expect him to do something, rather than to leave them stumble and burn. Like the 'little birds outside in the snow' analogy you're giving God, an Omni-max being, human limitations. You're pigeon-holing him. And if christians who cannot communicate is the absolute best he can do, well now, it just doesn't seem like he's the 'god' that everyone seems to be describing. Like they've got a few of the descriptors *** backwards or something. I think it was Hatter that said something like, "If I can think of a better way, then he's not perfect."
Edit: Footnote added. Grammar and punctuation.