Talk:God of the gaps

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Perishing[edit]

God is a God of the Gaps to those who are perishing:

1CO 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written:
"I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate."

God does not reveal all:

DT 29:29 The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.

Signing: HeartGold tx 03:19, 26 May 2007 (CDT)

I'm sure this is very profound HG - but could you expand your logic a bit? Thanks.--Bob_M (talk) 04:04, 26 May 2007 (CDT)
No logic, just verses I found relevant. Hope you don't mind. But if you do, you can archive them, or even delete them. HeartGold tx 04:50, 26 May 2007 (CDT)
Wouldn't dream of deleting it HG - I was just hoping you'd articulate the conclusions you draw from the divine words.  :-)--Bob_M (talk) 07:20, 26 May 2007 (CDT)

I think the whole God of the Gaps thing has a greater effect on the rational side than just being "silly", as ID shows. You stick God into someplace, and it's devilishly hard to get him out. True Believers will often resist and actively oppose attempts to dig God out of a place we actually have an explanation for, such as the theory of evolution, or the age of the earth. --Kels 05:49, 26 May 2007 (CDT)

True, but in that case they're not really working on logic - just belief, or training I suppose.--Bob_M (talk) 07:53, 26 May 2007 (CDT)

Nothing to do with the London Underground then (Mind the gap) . Mad Min 07:24, 26 May 2007 (CDT)

Or folding sweaters it would seem... Trashbat 07:25, 26 May 2007 (CDT)

Man, that must be deep.--Bob_M (talk) 07:53, 26 May 2007 (CDT)
God of the deeps? Isn't that Cthulhu?
Hey! I just got the joke! "Gap" is the name of a clothing company right? Hence folding sweaters? Two and a half years late, but I've got it now.--BobNot Jim 13:06, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

False dilemma[edit]

The section Life and Evolution says:

  • One of the more prominent examples of current "God of the Gaps" thinking is the Intelligent Design movement, which claims that some aspects of how life formed are impossible to explain — not only with today's scientific knowledge, but ever.
  • Another well-worn God-gap is that of abiogenesis. Again, as there is no generally accepted explanation for the appearance of life on the planet, the position that Goddidit is taken as default by creationists.

Tacked on to the end is the statement: "There is probably an element of false dilemma in both the preceding arguments."

I'm not seeing it. Where is the False Dilemma?--Weirdstuff (talk) 14:11, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

OK, I've cut it.--Weirdstuff (talk) 09:07, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

Image suggestions[edit]

Do any of these merit inclusion in the article?

Mʀ. Wʜɪsᴋᴇʀs, Esϙᴜɪʀᴇ (talk/stalk) 03:01, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Attribution[edit]

Some content from http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/God_of_the_gaps Fuzzy. Cat. Potato! (talk/stalk) 03:08, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Why shouldn't[edit]

There be a specific god to look after gaps? Or, indeed why shouldn't the deity/deities enjoy investigating the gaps in the universes created?

The invocation is London Underground's 'Mind the Gap.' 31.51.113.95 (talk) 09:18, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Superstition[edit]

Is this why people do not step on the cracks (because God is there)? Anna Livia (talk) 18:14, 28 May 2019 (UTC)