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Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by KingEbukasBlog(m): 12:57am On Apr 28, 2017
"Not-God of the gaps" is now a term used to describe observations of atheistic perspectives in which gaps in scientific knowledge are taken to be evidence or proof of God's non- existence. The term or phrase is now open to use as a criticism of atheistic positions, to mean that anything not currently explained by science shouldn't be used as evidence for the non existence of God .

Atheists have always been known for their perchance for constructing arguments that reject the existence of a cosmic designer or God while claiming uncertainty over origins of the cosmos and life which are largely unexplained by science and this term should be used appropriately to address such arguments .

Example : "I don't know but its not God " should be criticized as a 'Not-God of the Gaps' .


Usage in referring to a type of argument

The term not God-of-the-gaps fallacy can refer to a position that assumes the uncertainty of an unknown phenomenon, but blatantly denies the existence of God without providing cogent evidence as reason why God isn't the best explanation for the unknown phenomenon . Such an argument is sometimes reduced to the following form:

There is a gap in understanding of some aspect of the natural world.
Therefore the cause must not be God .

Thank you

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Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by JackBizzle: 5:17am On Apr 28, 2017
KingEbukasBlog:
"Not-God of the gaps" is now a term used to describe observations of atheistic perspectives in which gaps in scientific knowledge are taken to be evidence or proof of God's non- existence. The term or phrase is now open to use as a criticism of atheistic positions, to mean that anything not currently explained by science shouldn't be used as evidence for the non existence of God .

Atheists have always been known for their perchance for constructing arguments that reject the existence of a cosmic designer or God while claiming uncertainty over origins of the cosmos and life which are largely unexplained by science and this term should be used appropriately to address such arguments .

Example : "I don't know but its not God " should be criticized as a 'Not-God of the Gaps' .


Usage in referring to a type of argument

The term not God-of-the-gaps fallacy can refer to a position that assumes the uncertainty of an unknown phenomenon, but blatantly denies the existence of God without providing cogent evidence as reason why God isn't the best explanation for the unknown phenomenon . Such an argument is sometimes reduced to the following form:

There is a gap in understanding of some aspect of the natural world.
Therefore the cause must not be God .

Thank you



This is such a false argument from the op.

If there is a gap in knowledge, then it certainly cannot be God. Neither can it be anything else until we understand and fill that gap.

If there is a gap in human knowledge, then the conclusion is that we do not know. Anyone putting God forward in the gap is a faith based moro*

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Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by dalaman: 5:29am On Apr 28, 2017
KingEbukasBlog:
"Not-God of the gaps" is now a term used to describe observations of atheistic perspectives in which gaps in scientific knowledge are taken to be evidence or proof of God's non- existence. The term or phrase is now open to use as a criticism of atheistic positions, to mean that anything not currently explained by science shouldn't be used as evidence for the non existence of God .

Atheists have always been known for their perchance for constructing arguments that reject the existence of a cosmic designer or God while claiming uncertainty over origins of the cosmos and life which are largely unexplained by science and this term should be used appropriately to address such arguments .

Example : "I don't know but its not God " should be criticized as a 'Not-God of the Gaps' .


Usage in referring to a type of argument

The term not God-of-the-gaps fallacy can refer to a position that assumes the uncertainty of an unknown phenomenon, but blatantly denies the existence of God without providing cogent evidence as reason why God isn't the best explanation for the unknown phenomenon . Such an argument is sometimes reduced to the following form:

There is a gap in understanding of some aspect of the natural world.
Therefore the cause must not be God .

Thank you

Your evidence that the universe was created by a single entity that used words of Hebrew in creating everything we see around is WHAT?

You don't know how the universe came about but you just believe that this entity must have created it even though you have no evidence to show or support your assertions only empty and weak arguments.

You can start by showing us that the universe came about by the action of a single entity then we will take you seriously. Until then take you mythology and run away with it else mockery is the only thing you'll get from someone like me.

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Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by sonofthunder: 6:56am On Apr 28, 2017
dalaman:


Your evidence that the universe was created by a single entity that used words of Hebrew in creating everything we see around is WHAT?

You don't know how the universe came about but you just believe that this entity must have created it even though you have no evidence to show or support your assertions only empty and weak arguments.

You can start by showing us that the universe came about by the action of a single entity then we will take you seriously. Until then take you mythology and run away with it else mockery is the only thing you'll get from someone like me.
how did the universe come about sir?
Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by Nobody: 7:07am On Apr 28, 2017
KingEbukasBlog

"I don't know, it must be God"

please don't belittle God. If you don't know, start researching.

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Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by Akdegreat(m): 8:06am On Apr 28, 2017
JackBizzle:




This is such a false argument from the op.

If there is a gap in knowledge, then it certainly cannot be God...
...quite absolute there. What is God?
Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by dalaman: 8:20am On Apr 28, 2017
sonofthunder:

how did the universe come about sir?

I don't know.
Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by sonofthunder: 8:31am On Apr 28, 2017
dalaman:

I don't know.
and the biblical evidence/inclination is false because?
Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by dalaman: 8:37am On Apr 28, 2017
sonofthunder:

and the biblical evidence/inclination is false because?

It gets it totally wrong. For example it says that the earth and plants were already in existence before the sun and the starts were created among other nonsense.

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Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by KingEbukasBlog(m): 8:54am On Apr 28, 2017
dalaman:


Your evidence that the universe was created by a single entity that used words of Hebrew in creating everything we see around is WHAT?

You don't know how the universe came about but you just believe that this entity must have created it even though you have no evidence to show or support your assertions only empty and weak arguments.

You can start by showing us that the universe came about by the action of a single entity then we will take you seriously. Until then take you mythology and run away with it else mockery is the only thing you'll get from someone like me.

What is an entity ? What is a single entity?
Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by KingEbukasBlog(m): 8:58am On Apr 28, 2017
JackBizzle:




This is such a false argument from the op.

If there is a gap in knowledge, then it certainly cannot be God. Neither can it be anything else until we understand and fill that gap.

If there is a gap in human knowledge, then the conclusion is that we do not know. Anyone putting God forward in the gap is a faith based moro*

I don't think you understand the OP grin

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Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by CatfishBilly: 9:29am On Apr 28, 2017
God of the gaps argument is a lazy cop out.
Since that gap has been filled with God, it will prevent critical thinking, analysis and experiments using our natural world to fill those gaps.
That's why people who are in search of knowledge/want to know, reject the God of the gaps argument.
Imagine it like this, if the whole world thought that malaria was from God and refused to carry out research to find out the cause because it's been attributed to God, odds are you won't be alive to type this.

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Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by malvisguy212: 9:30am On Apr 28, 2017
onyenze123:
KingEbukasBlog

"I don't know, it must be God"

please don't belittle God. If you don't know, start researching.
you don't know how the universe was created, but it cannot be God ? the atheist faith is more stronger than the religious folks.

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Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by malvisguy212: 9:33am On Apr 28, 2017
dalaman:


I don't know.
you don't know but it cannot be God. are you so sure that God did not create the university ?
Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by CatfishBilly: 9:56am On Apr 28, 2017
And for you to put up this, seems like it's only God of the gaps argument that you have going for you and it's been shredded continuously, that is why you put up this lame defense.

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Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by frank317: 10:00am On Apr 28, 2017
malvisguy212:
you don't know but it cannot be God. are you so sure that God did not create the university ?

Are u so sure that 5 aliens did not create the universe?

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Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by Nobody: 10:07am On Apr 28, 2017
malvisguy212:
you don't know how the universe was created, but it cannot be God ? the atheist faith is more stronger than the religious folks.

I have faith that God created the universe but what I don't like is people using unsolved and unknown phenomenon as a proof for his existence.

There was a time lighting was believed to be the wrath of God, should we continue this way?

I am a deist

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Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by Edenoscar(m): 10:11am On Apr 28, 2017
malvisguy212:
you don't know but it cannot be God. are you so sure that God did not create the university ?
you do know who created the universe and you're so sure that its Yahweh the bush burning pestilent god of iron age pelestine
Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by malvisguy212: 10:14am On Apr 28, 2017
onyenze123:


I have faith that God created the universe but what I don't like is people using unsolved and unknown phenomenon as a proof for his existence.

There was a time lighting was believed to be the wrath of God, should we continue this way?

I am a deist




reading at your post show you are not an atheist, you believe God exist but YET you attack Christians with all you've got .people are ready to believe in anything so all long as it is not the God of the bible.
Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by hopefulLandlord: 10:17am On Apr 28, 2017
frank317:


Are u so sure that 5 aliens did not create the universe?

I'm sure the Flying Spaghetti Monster did it and I've got proof

1. The planets are shaped like Meatballs, Only FSM can delightfully create the planets with such a shape



2. The DNA is represented in Pasta shape, only FSM could have inspired it




I also have a personal experience

There was a time I doubted the existence of FSM, so I decided to go down on my knees and pray to him, telling him to reveal himself to me; after a long prayer and apparently no sign, I decided that FSM isn't real after all; so I took out my headphone from my pocket to watch some videos on my Ipad, lo and behold below is the shape the headphone took



I still wasn't convinced until I decided to make coffee, still in doubt about his existence
I poured the coffee, added milk and returned the extra coffee to the kitchen, when I got back to drink my coffee it looked like the below



this is too much to be put down as coincidence so I let FSM come into my life


Christians are just too blinded by their Impasta (Yahweh) that's why they can't recognise the evidence given by the one true God (FSM)

May his holy sauce open their blinded eyes, R'Amen

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Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by malvisguy212: 10:17am On Apr 28, 2017
frank317:

Are u so sure that 5 aliens did not create the universe?
kid
Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by hahn(m): 10:19am On Apr 28, 2017
malvisguy212:
you don't know but it cannot be God. are you so sure that God did not create the university ?

Which university? undecided undecided

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Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by urheme: 10:24am On Apr 28, 2017
JackBizzle:




This is such a false argument from the op.

If there is a gap in knowledge, then it certainly cannot be God. Neither can it be anything else until we understand and fill that gap.

If there is a gap in human knowledge, then the conclusion is that we do not know. Anyone putting God forward in the gap is a faith based moro*


The OP just defined you....is like he was right inside your mind.

OP is genius......so on point.
Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by urheme: 10:28am On Apr 28, 2017
dalaman:


Your evidence that the universe was created by a single entity that used words of Hebrew in creating everything we see around is WHAT?

You don't know how the universe came about but you just believe that this entity must have created it even though you have no evidence to show or support your assertions only empty and weak arguments.

You can start by showing us that the universe came about by the action of a single entity then we will take you seriously. Until then take you mythology and run away with it else mockery is the only thing you'll get from someone like me.

You cannot mock God.....you can only mock your self.....perhaps make your self laugh from the way a christian believe and think.......we are good entertainers, aren't we
Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by urheme: 10:31am On Apr 28, 2017
malvisguy212:
you don't know how the universe was created, but it cannot be God ? the atheist faith is more stronger than the religious folks.

Faith based atheism ...what is that ....
faith is evidence of thing not seen or perceived.

please define "atheist faith"
Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by urheme: 10:37am On Apr 28, 2017
hopefulLandlord:


I'm sure the Flying Spaghetti Monster did it and I've got proof

1. The planets are shaped like Meatballs, Only FSM can delightfully create the planets with such a shape



2. The DNA is represented in shaped in Pasta shape, only FSM could have inspired it




I also have a personal experience

There was a time I doubted the existence of FSM, so I decided to go down on my knees and pray to him, telling him to reveal himself to me; after a long prayer and apparently no sign, I decided that FSM isn't real after all; so I took out my headphone from my pocket to watch some videos on my Ipad, lo and behold below is the shape the headphone took



I still wasn't convinced until I decided to make coffee, still in doubt about his existence
I poured the coffee, added milk and returned the extra coffee to the kitchen, when I got back to drink my coffee it looked like the below



this is too much to be put down as coincidence so I let FSM into my life


Christians are just too blinded by their Impasta (Yahweh) that's why they can't recognise the evidence given by the one true God (FSM)

May his holy sauce open their blinded eyes, R'Amen


This joke is for you alone.......so ...laugh now....it is also good for your health.....But hear this..."God is not a joke"
Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by akintom(m): 10:39am On Apr 28, 2017
KingEbukasBlog:
"Not-God of the gaps" is now a term used to describe observations of atheistic perspectives in which gaps in scientific knowledge are taken to be evidence or proof of God's non- existence. The term or phrase is now open to use as a criticism of atheistic positions, to mean that anything not currently explained by science shouldn't be used as evidence for the non existence of God .

Atheists have always been known for their perchance for constructing arguments that reject the existence of a cosmic designer or God while claiming uncertainty over origins of the cosmos and life which are largely unexplained by science and this term should be used appropriately to address such arguments .

Example : "I don't know but its not God " should be criticized as a 'Not-God of the Gaps' .


Usage in referring to a type of argument

The term not God-of-the-gaps fallacy can refer to a position that assumes the uncertainty of an unknown phenomenon, but blatantly denies the existence of God without providing cogent evidence as reason why God isn't the best explanation for the unknown phenomenon . Such an argument is sometimes reduced to the following form:

There is a gap in understanding of some aspect of the natural world.
Therefore the cause must not be God .

Thank you
What an empty and panicky concocted piece. Some "aspect" of natural world?

We speak of what was, before what we now know. We speak of premises that we can take beyond hypothesis.

"God of the gap" isn't an argument, but mere description of the inherent foolishness, of creationists thinking.

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Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by hopefulLandlord: 10:39am On Apr 28, 2017
urheme:



This joke is for you alone.......so ...laugh now....it is also good for your health.....But hear this..."God is not a joke"

exactly, FSM is not a joke, unlike Impastas eg Yahweh, Vishnu etc

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Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by ichommy(m): 10:39am On Apr 28, 2017
hahn:


Which university? undecided undecided


grin grin
Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by urheme: 10:45am On Apr 28, 2017
CatfishBilly:
God of the gaps argument is a lazy cop out.
Since that gap has been filled with God, it will prevent critical thinking, analysis and experiments using our natural world to fill those gaps.
That's why people who are in search of knowledge/want to know, reject the God of the gaps argument.
Imagine it like this, if the whole world thought that malaria was from God and refused to carry out research to find out the cause because it's been attributed to God, odds are you won't be alive to type this.


But he created the mosquito.......perhaps the mosquito has good use......as a scientist you should be looking for the benefit of mosquito to man.

Doc, all what God created is good.......and for the benefit of man.

as for me, Gap or no gap...God is responsible for all............
Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by dalaman: 10:46am On Apr 28, 2017
malvisguy212:
you don't know but it cannot be God. are you so sure that God did not create the university ?

At least your God described how he created the universe in the bible and his role in it. It fails completely.

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Re: Criticism Of Atheist Arguments : Introducing 'Not- God Of The Gaps' by adepeter26(m): 10:47am On Apr 28, 2017
CatfishBilly:
God of the gaps argument is a lazy cop out.
Since that gap has been filled with God, it will prevent critical thinking, analysis and experiments using our natural world to fill those gaps.
That's why people who are in search of knowledge/want to know, reject the God of the gaps argument.
Imagine it like this, if the whole world thought that malaria was from God and refused to carry out research to find out the cause because it's been attributed to God, odds are you won't be alive to type this.
Exactly. You just spoke what was on my mind.

Theists need to go into medicine to realise there's nothing called god.

In addition, Cholera aka captain of death
pox affliction by Yoruba god called soponna
Leprosy
HIV

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