Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Do Christians look for excuses to invoke their god of the gaps because they fear losing their magical heaven fantasy?

I have this idea. I noticed Christians are constantly looking for a place to hide their god of the gaps. Where scientists try to understand natural processes, Christians want to invoke magical processes. Or sometimes instead they will invoke their magic god fairy to invent or use natural processes as if these facts of science would not exist or not work without supernatural magic.

With every new scientific discovery the Christians become more and more desperate. They fear their god fairy has become worthless and if that's true their cowardly heaven fantasy is in trouble.

Christians, wouldn't it be easier to accept reality, throw out your fairy, and be grateful for the one real life you have, instead of wishing for a magical 2nd life?

"Does it mean, if you don't understand something, and the community of physicists don't understand it, that means God did it? Is that how you want to play this game? Because if it is, here's a list of things in the past that the physicists at the time didn't understand (and now we do understand.) If that's how you want to invoke your evidence for God, then God is an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance that's getting smaller and smaller and smaller as time moves on -- so just be ready for that to happen, if that's how you want to come at the problem."
-- Neil deGrasse Tyson

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