If God existed, there should be clear evidence of it.

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Parent debateThis argument is used in the debate Does God exist?.
Argument forThis argument is a justification of No evidence of a god.
Keywords: God[ edit ].



“I can't help thinking that, if God existed, it would be easier to see or feel. All it would take is to open your eyes or your soul. That's what I'm trying to do. And the more I succeed, the more I see the world, the more I love human beings. Most of our theologians, and some of our philosophers, go to great lengths to convince us that God exists. That's very kind of them. But it would be simpler, and more effective, if God would consent to show Himself! This is always the first objection I hear when a believer tries to convert me. Why do you bother?" I want to ask him. If God wanted me to believe, it'd be over in a flash! If he doesn't want you to, why bother?”

André Comte-Sponville, The spirit of atheism, Albin Michel, 2006.


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Arguments againstObjections

  • Argument againstGod gives men their freedom
  • Argument againstMorality no longer makes sense
  • Argument againstMen must earn faith
  • Argument againstBelief in God can be a rational gamble

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