Suppressing the Evidence of God
“At the heart of the human condition, we might say, is an epistemological [=knowledge] sin—the refusal to acknowledge what can be known about God and then to respond appropriately: “Although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him” (Romans 1:21). They engage in willful blindness.”
“The great drama of history is a tug of war between God and humanity. On the one hand, God reaches out to humanity to make himself known. On the other hand, humans desperately seek to avoid knowing him. In the words of theologian Thomas K. Johnson, we “can take the account of Adam and Eve hiding from God behind a bush or tree as a metaphor for the history of the human race.”
This is not saying that Adam and Eve did not exist. But rather, their hiding from God illustrates the same activity of us all: we hide from God.
Taken from Nancy Pearcey’s fine book Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularisim, and Other God Substitutes, page 34.