We all know that atheists accuse Christians of looking for gaps in science and then trying to fill those gaps with God. However, atheists do the same. Watch any debate between an atheist and a Christian. The atheist will look for holes in the bible (or in Christianity in general) and then try to shoe-horn atheism into these holes. They reason that if Christianity can’t explain something like why bad things happen to good people (i.e. an apparent “hole” or “gap” in the logic of Christianity), then this is proof that atheism is true (even though the bible promises no where that good things must happen to good people in this life. The good happens in the next life, not this life).
Considering this, I’m currently trying to formulate a catchy phrase to counter the phrase “god of the gaps”. The phrase “god of the gaps” is effective in that it’s short, catchy and has alliteration (ie the two “g”s). What would be a good phrase to throw back at an atheist to show them that they are doing the same thing as they accuse Christians of doing? The atheist is in effect looking for and concocting holes in Christianity, and then filling these holes with atheism. So the phrase I’m looking for would be something like this:
“Atheism of the gaps”
“Atheism of the holes”
But of course, neither of these sounds very catchy. Can anyone come up with a catchier version of this phrase? The catchier it is, the more likely it would be to take off and be an immediate easy refutation of the “god of the gaps” phrase atheists throw at Christians all too often.