For the Christian philosopher Jean-Luc Marion, the silence of God is the proof of His love : if God does not reveal Himself by The Word, who, like every word, can bind possessively, it is in order to manifest, in discretion and restraint, his eternal fidelity. This is restraint that, far from weakening a relationship, strengthens it. As can the restraint of a non-possessive parent strengthen their relationship with their child.
For the Jewish philosopher, André Neher, the silence of God is the condition of the free will of humankind, including not believing in Him.
Others believe that the argument from non-belief places unreasonable demands on God to prove its existence. In imposing their own expectations on God, nonbelievers fail to see God as God truly is and thus are unable to believe in its existence. Philosopher Paul Moser is a proponent of this counter-argument.