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Let us reason: Seeing and believing
Samples, KR. 1997.  Facts and Faith 11(4):12-13. CELD ID 6636

Abstract
Serving as an instructor of philosophy at a community college for the past eight years has given me an unique opportunity to gauge the "intellectual pulse" of freshmen and sophomore college students. I have sought to keep track of the common questions, and especially objections students raise against belief in God and in the Christian Gospel. While questions about evil, miracles, and the reliability of the Bible come up often, another challenge is even more common, and it has direct philosophical and scientific implications. The objection is usually expressed as follows: "If God exists, why can't I see him? If he made an appearance and people could see him, then I would believe in him. But since he hasn't, I don't believe in God. I only believe what I see."