Looking around, there isn’t much evidence of divine intervention in human society. All the claims of “miracles” or “divine help” seem to be either too far in the past to test, badly documented, riddled with loopholes and logical fallacies, or all three. This lack of divine intervention has lead to an enormously large amount of suffering in the world- just think of how many people could have been saved if God has pulled a few strings and stopped the Holocaust. This rules out a God that is both benevolent and omnipotent- ve can be one or the other, or neither, but not both or we’d observe a different experimental result. This leaves three possibilities:
1. God is neither omnipotent nor benevolent. In this case, you might as well say that he isn’t really God, so this is equivalent to saying “God does not exist”.
2. God is benevolent but not omnipotent- he wants to help us but can’t.
3. God is omnipotent but not benevolent, so he could intervene to help but chooses not to, making him evil.
#3 you can effectively rule out, because if God were evil, there are a heck of a lot more evil utility functions that simply wipe us out rather than refraining from interfering in a bad situation. Therefore, it would be tremendously likely given an evil God that we would not exist, contradicting experiment.
#1 is the conclusion that most people who think about this problem come to, primarily because it’s simple. But if you assume that the Universe is infinite- as seems to be the general assumption nowadays- then it is mathematically certain that God must exist, because any possible combination of atoms will be repeated an infinite number of times. This leaves possibility #2- there is a God, in fact there are infinitely many Gods, but they’re all outside our past light cone, so they can’t help us. Note that there are also an infinite number of malevolent Gods, so this could be construed as good luck rather than bad luck.
This leaves the question of what to do- we still have the problem of suffering, after all, and a God outside our light cones obviously can’t respond to prayers. The best solution is to create our own God, or a close facsimile thereof, that we can design to be nice in every possible aspect ahead of time. Exactly how to do this is a very complicated subject, but that should be the goal of anyone looking to get rid of the huge amounts of suffering on Earth today.