The barber also does not claim to be all benevolent, omnipresent, omniscient, or omnipotent, all of which are traits heaped upon "God".
Like I always say, a God or Gods might be out there, but if they are they cannot be omnipotent or omniscient, and haven't been doing all these things the theists claim they have.
I have begun promoting a god from another world, his name is Alex, he told me he didn't make our world, and he hates being worshiped. So if Theists want allegories as 'proof', then I have many stories from his world they can chew on.
Should we also mention that the barber and his shop are fairly visible, and gives clear and definable service for the money spent?
While god's shops are also visible, he is NOT, and if there is valuta to be had for the tithes spent, you couldn't prove it to me.
Let us try to understand the viewpoint presented here. It seems that there are 3 basic facts:
1. Lack of faith is the cause of all suffering.
2. Therefore, suffering will continue as long as lack of faith continues.
3. Therefore, faith is the only cure for suffering.
How would someone reconcile this view with charity? Giving a starving person food would be acknowledging that a lack of food could cause suffering, which is contradictory to the position that a lack of faith is the single cause for all suffering.