One of the most famous atheists of the 20 th century, British philosopher, Bertrand Russell wrote: “Why I am not a Christian.” When he was asked what he would say if it turned out that there was a God after all, Russell replied that he would ask the Almighty: “Why didn’t you give us more evidence?”
This prompted a reaction from science teacher and author Ken Poppy that Russell “seems to be positioning himself in case he needs to shift the blame to God for the not being more convincing. (Hmmm. Did he never see a bright cool moon setting in the blue western sky while the sun rose circular red through the eastern clouds? Did he never hold a newborn baby?)”
A Hidden God
17th Century French mathematician and scientist Blaise Pascal wrote: “What can be seen on earth indicates neither the total absence of God nor His manifest presence, but rather the presence of a hidden God.”
“To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled, nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.” Titus 1:15
To the willfully blind God seems to be absent, or even worse if he is there, he is cruel. But to those whose eyes have been opened there are abundant evidences of God in Creation, in our conscience and in Jesus Christ.