I asked my theist friend:
“If god really wants to make himself known, why did he entrust a selective few in the Middle East to relay this message onto other people, and not just simply reveal himself? Don’t you think an all-knowing, all-powerful, all-loving god would have a more efficient way of making sure everyone makes it to heaven?”
“No one would truly love him if he did that.”
I didn’t know how to respond to that. It’s not that it’s a particularly solid argument (it’s far from that), I just don’t know how to explain why that’s not a good reason.
Posted: February 29th 2012