The Gap God, or more commonly know
as the God of Gaps, is the gaps between things that we know. The way that
most people "prove God" is by using God as a fail safe answer to anything
they don't know. These people are typically uncomfortable with the idea
of anything being a mystery.
One can see evidence of the God of
Gaps by studying history. As science has progressed, God has shrunken.
You can see that just in how people used to think that God was the cause
of sunrises, tides, weather systems, disease, and pretty much everything
else which was a mystery... and back then there were far more simple
things that were mysteries in comparison to what we can learn with the
technology of today.
This trend can also be seen in the
Bible itself. Sometimes things are stated incorrectly and are attributed
to God. Whether it was flat earths, geocentric universes, or four legged
locusts. All mysteries which have been solved, thus expanding knowledge,
and shrinking God.
Today, on the other hand, the only
evidence that people can come up with is by asking questions. "Where did
we come from?" or "where did (place anything here.. tree, water, stars)
come from?" or "where are we going when we die?" While intriguing
questions, they are no more evidence of God than "Where will this come in
handy?" is evidence of a practical application of synthetic division.
It's all a matter of placing the
words "it must be God" after any question you don't know the answer to.
It's not evidence of God, just evidence of a mystery you cannot accept.
That, my friends, is the God of Gaps.
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