[QUOTE=highfidelity;843822]Like the possibility that other gods may exist?
Good idea. Let's keep a totally open mind about it. Not rule out any possibilities before they have been thoroughly investigated.
There's a slight misconception here. Either he's omniscient and he "knows" everything, or he doesn't know everything unless he listens? Which is it?He's omniscient, so logically that must be possible. But just because he can do it, doesn't mean he will do it. God is conscious and has free will. He knows what you're thinking too, if he listens. Knows everything, that's omniscient.
This would be your first question "if you were god"? Or are you asking as your self? If you were God, then you'd already know why he wants to know, duh!Just another guy who want's to know the mind of God. Well, why do you want to know? That'd be my first question.
And about 5 billion other people have a problem too. The majority of the world does not believe in the Abrahamic god. He's had about 6000 years to convince the entire world and he's failing miserably.He must choose not to. He knows he exists, you're the one with the problem.
Then he doesn't "want" us or "need" us in heaven or hell. I think you are completely wrong here if we are to take your bible to heart.God is self sufficient and has no need of anything external. He is absolute, perfect and complete. He loves everyone without exception and without regard to anything they do, anything they say etc.
Why do you believe? Did he show you a sign? Did he speak to you in some way? What reasons do you have to believe THIS god exists over any of the thousands of gods throughout history?He must choose not to interfere with what you choose to do with your life. Maybe he thinks you're capable of making your own decisions. Just like you are conscious, have a personality, have free will - so does god.