We've all heard that the evidence of the Christian Gods existence is all around us waiting to be "seen." Lots of people like me look around and see nothing but natural processes and random chance. Billions more look around and see evidence of Allah or Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. All these billions are doomed to eternal death, or eternal hellfire depending on who you ask.
Let's assume for a moment that the Christian God really does exist. He knows (omniscient) exactly what it would take to convince me and all the other billions that He exists and He's surely capable of convincing me (omnipotent) and everyone else but He doesn't. Why not? Why does the Christian God withhold eternal salvation from billions of people around the world by not making the effort to convince each and every one of His existence and message?
I'm sure you've all heard the typical Christian reasoning that if He revealed Himself unambiguously to the entire world we would all become "robots" and our free will would be subverted. They must be thinking it would take God surfing down from heaven on a wave of light accompanied by a 1000 piece orchestra of angels. I'm thinking it wouldn't take anything so overt. How many Christians that you know of were only convinced when they talked to a burning bush for instance. One?
Most Christians are convinced by nothing more than a chance occurance or a spectacular scene while on a hike in the woods. In other words, God should easily be able to convince everyone on Earth of His existence, each in their own private way. No angelic orchestra or lightboard required. So why doesn't He?
The most obvious answer is that He doesn't exist but let's approach this as if He does exist and is at this moment watching me write this post. What is He thinking, why isn't He convincing me right now that He exists? Doesn't He love me enough? Doesn't He want me?