Free Will Is Not The Answer
Atheists often ask why God doesn’t reveal Himself more clearly. A common response from religionist is, if we had absolute proof then one could no more deny God than one could deny the sun. In other words if we had absolute proof of God’s existence, then we really would not be free to accept or reject Him. But I’ve got absolute proof that my girlfriend exists, and I have little difficulty choosing whether I want to be with her or not. And what about Satan? Satan had absolute proof of God’s existence and still chose to rebel against God, still choose not to follow Him. Proof of God’s existence would do nothing more than give us the option of choosing to follow him instead of the option of choosing to believe in him.