No, there does not need to be a deeper reason FOR ME; what is written should be the reason, but that depends upon what you are reading and how you interpret what is written.“Is there any reason to think that God, if God exists, would want 100% of people in the world to believe in Him?”
Yes: that’s how the character has often been written... like how Winnie the Pooh likes honey: he’s that way because the authors decided he would be that way.
Does there need to be a deeper reason?
Also, sometimes one needs to read between the lines. Where in the Bible does it explicitly say that God wants everyone to believe in Him?
Besides, I was asking atheists and agnostics what they think about the hypothetical god, whether they think that god would want everyone to believe in him. I assumed they would not derive their answer from the Bible since they do not believe in the Bible.
Of course, it is logically possible for everyone to believe in God and of course if that was God’s objective, to get 100% of people in the world to believe He exists, God would know exactly how to accomplish that objective, since God is omniscient.“If God wanted everyone to believe in Him, what do you think God would do in order to accomplish that?”
As a starting point, consider things that are universally accepted as true. What convinced everyone that, say, rain is made out of water or that fire is hot? There are beliefs that everyone holds, so this suggests it’s definitely possible for everyone to believe in something.
As for the specifics of how a god could do this... if we’re talking about an all-knowing god, then it’s necessarily true that he knows how to do it even if we don’t... right?
You make a good point – why not?“Do you think that God can show up on earth? If so, how would God do that?”
If “magic poofing” works as an explanation for everything else God does, why not this?
You make another good point. We believers do not have the answers to these questions. I was not suggesting that nonbelievers have the answers either, I was just asking them to use their imagination.How would God create a universe? How would God communicate with prophets? Seems to me you’re asking others to clear a bar you haven’t cleared yourself.
Some atheists insist that God could show up because God is omnipotent, but they have been unable to tell me how God could do that. I was just trying to find out if any atheists here have any ideas.