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A Response to the Argument from the Hiddenness of God

While some take arguments of this sort to be prima facie cogent, a closer look, however, demonstrates otherwise. The argument is based on a gross theological misunderstanding; it also relies heavily upon an unjustified assumption. Let us start by stating the argument in a formally valid structure. In so doing, we will make explicit the hidden assumptions underlying this instantiation of improper reasoning: If God exists (P), He is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnibenevolent (Q). If God is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnibenevolent (Q), then He is willing and able to provide the evidence He knows I need in order to be convinced of His existence (R). If God is willing and …

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Posted in Defensive Apologetics, Logic.
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