Hello boys and girls, welcome to another edition of the Proofing God Exists series where we visited some of the theists’ argument in explaining how God exists or necessary in explaining the creation of life and bash it down the drain for its logical fallacy, lol.
In this edition, we visited the God of The Gaps argument that probably is the argument that is being the most thrown out into much of the discussion between atheist and theist.
So, let’s start with what is the God of The Gaps argument? The God of The Gaps argument is a statement made from theist to justify that God do things for what we can’t explain (in this case we can’t explain it using scientific explanation).
A typical God of the Gaps argument may come as such of the following:
Theist: Tides comes in, tides come out. It always happens. Never a miscommunication. You can’t explain that.
Atheist: Actually tides occur because of the gravitational force acting against the earth by the moon.
Theist: Then how did the moon created to allow such event to happen?
Atheist: The Moon formed from debris that was the result of a huge collision.
Theist: Where did this debris come from?
(discussion elongated for a while until…)
Theist: How did the universe come into existence?
Atheist: It is believed that the big bang is the cause of such event.
Theist: How did the big bang occurs?
Atheist: We have yet to conclude such question…
Theist: Then God must have done it.
The problem of such blatantly ignorant argument is that you put the gaps that is yet to be investigated and quickly concluded that God must have to be the agent that does all that without even think how God came into existence in the first place. I admit that science is still in progress of finding answer to fill in the gaps of unknown, but filling in the gaps with God is just a straight forward ignorance.
If you are content with such argument, then God is an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance. This is not good because it doesn’t promote genuine truth which obtain from a lot of questioning and statement proving. In the end, I will leave you with a clip from Neil Degrasse Tyson to enjoy: