Allow me to explain...Linking and quoting scriptures is to point to something with authority, rather than my own merit alone as a human - and I do so only because I am convinced that this is the truth. I was trying to direct you to find the answers directly from Jehovah God Himself, as who better could provide such answers? Being that I believe that the Bible is the Word of God, and that it contains the answers for such questions from God, to me this is the most authentic and honest way to answer you.Please don’t reference links to websites or references to bible verses as answers, I want to have a discussion with you. I’m readily familiar with cookie cutter Christian responses to all this, read the Bible inside and out, it comes across as insincere to respond like that. I want an honest response to my question of why God doesn’t make himself evident to all in a way that is universally acknowledged, and why you don’t see it as remarkable that he isn’t. You presented the child jumping into his fathers arms from a tree and I asked why isn’t God present like that in our lives. Why can we see, touch, and know the existence of our earthly father but not God the father? I’d like a genuine answer, not something you grab off a script, or google, or lifted off a biblical passage. This goes for anyone out there, why do you think a God of love, a God who supposedly created with such detail and interest, is not actively involved with his creation in an unmistakably, verifiable way? If you believe in a personal God, like the one portrayed in the Bible, I’d really like an honest explanation why you don’t think it’s odd he isn’t.
But as you said you don't want me to reply to you with links and quotes from the Bible, I will of course respect your wishes.