Bertrand Russell was asked what he would tell God on judgment day why he did not believe, Russell reportedly said: "Not enough evidence, God, not enough evidence."I'm amazed how short-sighted the argument is. If your child used such an excuse for misbehaving or outright disobeying you, no one I know would accepts "I didn't have enough evidence about what you said was true." Why would anyone think that such an excuse would work on judgment day? One question I would have asked Russel, or anyone who thinks that this is acceptable, would be what do you think God would say your excuse? The truth is using this excuse in telling God, that he didn't provide enough evidence to convince you. How do you think such an accusation will fly with God? What is wrong with you? There was plenty of evidence to convince other people. Maybe the problem isn't with the evidence but with you. Probability isn't enough to determine what you believe. It shouldn't be. We should believe something because it is true, not because it's probable. There are too many example of true things that don't seem probable.
So even if the Christian faith ends up being true there was still no reason thinking people should accept it, because only claims that can be reasonably justified should be embraced. You see, we have to reject a lot of true claims because they have not met their own burden of proof. This is both obvious and non-controversial. Aliens from space might have abducted someone, but without sufficient evidence commensurate with such a claim there is no reason why anyone should believe the person who asserts it. There are surely cases in which someone murdered another person but no one suspects he did the evil deed, because there is just no evidence to lead anyone to think he did. There are many hundreds of claims that we should never believe, even if they are true. That’s the case when it comes to Christianity. Even if it’s true, thinking people cannot believe it because it’s wildly improbable.
Debunking Christianity: Even if Christianity Ends Up True There Would Be No Reason to Believe