The Chief Servant of God (Jesu) said "This is the work of God; that you believe on Him and Whom He has Sent".<quoted text>
Don't you Christians tell us that your god wants to be known and loved very much? If so, it was extremely shrewd of such a god to go into hiding, give man the faculty of reason and doubt, fail to answer prayer whenever it is studied scientifically, write a bad bible, and stock the world with stratified fossils and nested hierarchies of molecular and anatomical structures.
Your thinking is inscrutable to me. This reasoning is so tortured as to be unintelligible. Oppression is hiding from me, and then sending me to hell for being fooled.
A second ago, I was told that being shown your god would be oppressive. Apparently, that was expedient then.
Now, you depict the god as being as obvious as water to a horse dragged to a watering hole so that you can blame me for not accepting the claim that it exists. That's expedient now.
Typical for apologetics.
"When the philosopher's argument becomes tedious, complicated, and opaque, it is usually a sign that he is attempting to prove as true to the intellect what is plainly false to common sense- Edward Abbey
Your Christians may have told you that their "god wants to be known and loved very much"; did I tell you that?
On the note of God "hiding": for God (Omnipotence) to be revealed to a man would be like connecting the man to a 200000000000000 volt circuit and then just flipping the switch on... not very healthy.
God does not hide as such; he is in a state that is compatible with our material existence in His Presence.
I say that "one can lead a horse to water etc" because men have to capacity to evaluate and calculate things that are far removed from a range that his physical senses can detect.
We have the mental capacity to appreciate the reality of God; but if you fail to use yours to appreciate Him, what should we/He do, burn you at the stake?
The best way to dispose of an unresponsive element is to let its unresponsiveness exclude it from the progressive influences. Go on not giving a f*&k; you'll get rid of yourself for us that way.