Divine Hiddenness

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An argument from the divine hiddenness states; if there were an omniGod there would be no non-culpable disbelief, there is non-culpable disbelief, therefore there is no omniGod. I intend to look at this argument in further detail and attempt to find evidence on whether or not this argument should be accepted by focusing on the first premise and trying to see if it is accurate, whilst also discussing the plausibility of premise two.

Traditional theism holds that god has three Omni qualities this is where the term omiGod derives from. When speaking about a God in this essay I will be referring to a God one who is omnipotent, omniscient and omnibenevolent. Meaning he has power, has knowledge and goodness to the highest degree possible. When
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Schellenbergs argument on divine hiddenness, ‘If there were an omniGod, there would be no non-culpable disbelief’. Those in favour of Schellenbergs argument on divine hiddenness argue that if an omniGod exists then that omniGod would let everyone open to the idea of him, know of his existence, the reason he would do this is so he would have more believers. Therefore anyone who is open to the idea of an omniGod who isn't actively disputing an omniGod would believe in him because he would make it easy for him or her to believe. Therefore if God is hidden he cannot…show more content…
Knowing your son well, you have strong reason to believe that they have been wrongly accused of the crime. Considering the evidence, you find you have equal amount of evidence to believe your son didn't commit the crime as to confirm that he did. Even though the evidence is balanced, you do not suspend judgment on the case. Remembering giving birth to your child, you take steps to support your child in the belief that he is innocent by continuing to accept their innocence. If absolute evidentialism were true, you would be wrong to think that you son was innocent, however, no one could justify saying you were irrational or immoral in your belief under the circumstances. So many theists would say that as Gods child they have a strong bond and belief in him even though there is not solid evidence for his existence they know he is there through the spiritual bond they share with him. Absolute evidentialism is, therefore, found to be
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