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God of the Gaps argument is correct.

There is this really stupid instinct I see taking place in so many forum arguments, everywhere, where people think just because they identify and label a type of argument, then they can immediatly discredit it as "oh thats just the _____ argument, we've seen that one before, we don't need to argue it", despite the fact that the original argument was never convincingly put down in the first place.

One of these that I see come up so often is this God in the Gaps argument business. "Oh thats just the God in the Gaps argument".... yes? Right it is? You've successfully labelled, why do you think this now disqualifies yourself from needing to invest your brain in it? Because it is the one argument that actually is correct and is going to demonstrate to you the nature of this 'source energy' you wish to be afraid of?

Keep in mind I argue this from a Daoist standpoint. From that stand point, the source is Dao, and Dao literally is the fucking gaps. This isn't some newage 'stretching' of esoterism and attempting to cover your asses. This literally is what Dao is. It's the void, it's the empty space between the particles, it is what can never be defined.

This isn't to give any credit to the atrocity that is every written text on religion. But from the Daoist perspective, GOD is essentially an athropomorphizing of Dao. Whereas Dao is the general non-descript energy of source creation. Religious Priesthood interpret the Dao as being some warm welcoming WASP man, and then sell it to people, they convince people the non-descript, truly formless Dao, is actually rather some type of man who manifests form. Which is quite fucked up to say the least.

But when people have the instinct that their 'God' is in the gaps, this is because their 'God' is an anthropomorphizing of the Dao and the Dao literally is the gaps. The formless gives birth to form, the non-descript energy always predates formation of descript energy. The metaphor that ancient seers applied to the completely formless, non-descript source energy of all manifestation is Dao. Every new manifestation is coming coming from the gaps of reality that we cannot comprehend.
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this is a dio thread. logic does not belong here.

blah blah blah eastern philosophy blah blah blah i know everything you guys just don't understand the way i think. blah blah blah.

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The pain my brain endures Xcric

what're you fucking living with him?
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what're you fucking with him?

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this thread is now about giant blimps

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those blimps look fake
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pretty sure they are. I dont care.
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when do we get back the ability to edit posts?

Can we get this forum to work like every other fucking forum yet?


bah. when all the features got taken away is when this place took a dive.
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Do you even understand what the god of the gaps argument is? It states that God exists in the things we don't yet understand. It's an argument for the existence of God based on the fact that we can't explain EVERYTHING just yet.

That means that God is encapsulated in a bubble of ignorance and that bubble is shrinking at an ever increasing rate. We can argue about how big that bubble is but it it is definitely shrinking with each day. It will likely disappear almost entirely at some point in the future, likely not too long after we hit the technological singularity.
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