Skeptical Avenger

The Deistic God

To me the existence of a god really boils down to two simple possibilities.  If a god existed, and if this god cared that we know it existed, it would make its existence readily apparent.  If a god exists and doesn’t particularly care if we know it exists and thus makes no effort to demonstrate its existence, then I frankly don’t care very much.

There are, of course, other alternatives, but only a few of which are of particularly significance.  There’s the idea of a god that exists, will punish you for not believing it exists, but makes no effort to prove its existence.  Another possible god is the variant of the aforementioned one, where the god makes an active effort to hide its existence but will still punish you for not believing.

The latter two alternatives are significant because they seem to be the god pushed primarily by the…

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