Without omniscience, faith is inescapable.
Some have never forgiven God for this situation.
Each of us are forced to take by faith that our senses can be trusted, that some authorities outside ourselves are trustworthy, etc. These are choices of faith even if you do not call them that.
I have been told that Christians can use God as a cop-out: if X cannot be explained we just say, “God did it.” This is not a complete understanding of the Christian point of view, but let’s accept it for the sake of the argument. The thing is that materialists make the exact same copout: if X cannot be explained they just say, “Science will progress to explain it or it cannot be known.” How is that different?
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