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pain & suffering is a universal at least once in any sentient's life, and a deity responsible for the gazillions of past, present, and future experiencers should be ashamed of itself...especially if it were a judgmental deity on top of that. it remains the single greatest argument against a conscious creator.
what are other obvious arguments against the existence of a deity that you ascribe to?
I've never understood the argument that suffering is a strike against the possible existence of deity. A human may yield against suffering just as an insentient rock might yield against being broken in two, but this is a fundamental element of reality. The idea that deity, or some other abstraction of the 'absolute', should be judged by relative human anxiety doesn't make sense to me.
I don't think there is any valid logical argument against God, but the sheer frailty of human perception and comprehension is a sturdy argument against religion as human endeavor. By extension, any conception of God is subject to uncertainity.
The religious assumption is -- there is a God, and this God decreed our perception complete with rationale and humbling doubt.