Quote Originally Posted by Peter De Smidt View Post
A deist might reply that God simply isn't paying attention, but that would violate his/her omniscience. There doesn't seem to be another option. Hence, neither is a rationally tenable position.
Perhaps the deist God simply got bored and is purposely ignoring us. Or even disgusted with what we've done with our "Free Will" and has turned his metaphorical back on us and is playing with those nice beings over in one the the adjacent star systems where things are going along quite nicely. (I suspect you'll point out that you can't have free will if God is omniscient...)