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OTHER ARGUMENTS FOR ATHEISM - THE ARGUMENT FROM GOD'S SILENCE

If God wants something from me, he would tell me. He wouldn't leave someone else to do this, as if an infinite being were short on time. And he would certainly not leave fallible, sinful humans to deliver an endless plethora of confused and contradictory messages.
- Robert Carrier (2006)

The essence of the Argument from Godís Silence is that an all-powerful, all-knowing God must have the power to deliver his message himself, directly, to each and every one of us, and with such clarity as to brook no argument or confusion. The fact that this has not happened presents clear evidence that no such God exists.

The argument runs that, if God wants humans to believe in him and to follow his will, then he would deliver his message directly, and not leave it up to fallible, sinful humans to deliver an endless plethora of confused and contradictory messages. If God is in fact a supremely powerful being who wants us to set things right and wants to prevent us from getting things even more wrong, then he should have made his views eminently clear to us all. If he has not given the strong evidence required by his desire to have us believe in him, then he clearly does not exist

There should therefore be no more confusion about which religion or doctrine is true than there is about the fundamentals of medicine, engineering, physics, chemistry, etc. But that is manifestly not the case, and even believers (people who have chosen to hear God) cannot agree on the content of God's message. Therefore, either God is telling them different things (either deliberately or otherwise), which seems unlikely, or there is no God.

 
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