The core “argument” of modern day atheism is the Demand For Evidence. As we all know, the modern atheist insists “there is no evidence for God” and then dares you to show he is wrong by providing the evidence. From a superficial perspective, it seems a legitimate approach, but as we have also seen, a deeper probing uncovers the fact that the Demand For Evidence is built on the assumption that the logic of the God of the Gaps argument is valid. Given that modern atheists deny the logic of God of the Gaps reasoning is valid in other contexts, they end up contradicting themselves and expose the self-defeating nature of modern day atheism. Put simply, modern day atheism can be defeated with three simple questions.
But there is another dimension to god of the gaps atheism. When the atheist argues, “there is no evidence for God,” it translates as “there is no gap that science cannot ever possibly hope to explain.” Atheism thus becomes a position of “No gap, therefore no God.” But how? How does one draw the conclusion of God’s nonexistence from the nonexistence of gaps? I can see only one way – to postulate that the existence of God would entail the existence of gaps. In other words, the atheist assumes that if God existed, there would be all sorts of gaps. Since there are no gaps, there is no God.
Okay, let’s be adults here and recognize something basic: the belief that God’s existence would entail the existence of gaps is itself a theological belief. It is theology that would have us predict the existence of gaps from the existence of God. It is a perspective of God and what He would do.
Modern atheism is an opinion that is built on theology and thus happens to be nothing more than one particular theological outlook. Thus, when atheists scoff at the value of theology, they are scoffing at their own worldview. Modern day atheism is theology.