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Believing in the God of the gaps creates a problem for believers

April 5, 2014

Have you heard of the God of the gaps? Perhaps you believe in such a God. The God of the gaps is the God used to explain things that we humans have yet to explain with science....

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eyediaz81

Apr-18-14 5:18 PM

You said:

" Sometimes this takes the form of just denying the science outright, as young earth creationists do with their belief in a 6,000-year-old earth. This is in direct contradiction of the findings of modern science, which show the earth is 4.6 billion years old and the universe is 13.7 billion years old."

On one hand, you have described the God of the Gaps falacy quite well. It is illogical. However, you erred when you applied this fallacy to young earth creationists. Why? Young Earth Creationists do not use the God of the Gaps reasoning because they are looking at available evidence and drawing conclusions based on the evidences for a young earth. And there are many evidences that suggest this. If they are making conclusions based on evidence then there is no way they are applying God of the Gaps reasoning which is a conclusion based upon a LACK of evidence.

This is not God of the Gaps fallacy. Please correct your post.

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eyediaz81

Apr-18-14 5:05 PM

Sorry for the typos...writing on my cell:)

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eyediaz81

Apr-18-14 5:04 PM

You said:

" Sometimes this takes the form of just denying the science outright, as young earth creationists do with their belief in a 6,000-year-old earth. This is in direct contradiction of the findings of modern science, which show the earth is 4.6 billion years old and the universe is 13.7 billion years old."

On one hand, you have described the God of the Gaps falacy quite well. It is illogical. However, you erred when you applied this fallacy to young heart creationists. Why? Going Earth Creationists do not use the God of the Gaps reasoning because they are looking at available evidence and drawing conclusions based on the evidences for a young earth. And there are many evidences that suggest this. If they are making conclusions based on evidence then there is no way they are applying God of the Gaps reasoning which is a conclusion based up a LACK of evidence.

This is not God of the Gaps fallacy. Please correct your post.

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