Image illumination of Turkish ms
Three prophets: Jonah, Jeremiah, Uzeyr
By Painters of Sultan Murad III [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Why is God’s communication with humanity so ineffective?

Serious question – not rhetorical, not flippant, frankly curious.

The ineffectiveness of God’s communication with humanity is amply attested in the Bible, and the Qur’an. This could be documented, as needed. God communicates, but people don’t respond in anything like the appropriate or desired fashion to the communication. Why not? Why doesn’t the omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent God of the theological tradition do better than the average parent, or teacher, or advertiser?