quote:The apologists claim that God designed it this way to allow people a more fully honest choice rather than being "forced" to drop to their knees upon observing or experiencing overwhelming undeniable evidence
Except for those that claim that God obviously does exist (often on the grounds that the Bible says so!)
However, it makes no sense to me. Evidence would be enough for belief, but not the decision to follow and act accordingly. The Book of James agrees that the latter is far more important (2:14-26 verse 19 bring the key verse).
A fully informed decision to follow is an exercise in free will. Guessing what the facts might be is not.