We’ve just seen that the way atheists commonly approach the existence of God is fundamentally flawed. For the atheist, determining whether God exists is just like playing a game of Where’s Waldo. They demand evidence of Waldo! Show me Waldo! The atheist can only conceptualize God as “one more thing” in our empirical reality and thus determining whether God exists is simply a matter of using “science and evidence” to find this “one more thing.” Yet if God does indeed exist, He would not amount to just one more thing in our reality. He would be the Creator and Sustainer of all that exists. He would be the reason everything exists, not one more thing that exists. As such, the atheist’s “Where’s Waldo” approach is inherently misguided and cannot generate any meaningful conclusion.
And there is evidence that indicates most atheists do indeed employ this “Where’s Waldo” approach to the question of God’s existence. How would you spot them?
Have you ever noticed how so many atheists refer to God as god. The big G is intentionally changed to a little g. Why? Because in doing so, god becomes more like a unicorn or fairy. There is nothing remarkable about a god. A god is just one more thing in our reality. A curious thing, yes, but just another thing. In fact, many atheists go even further and speaks of “the gods” instead of God. A group of gods becomes even more unremarkable. By turning God into “god” and then “the gods,” the atheist is trying to turn God into Waldo for purposes of their game.
Look, for many years I have noticed that atheists prefer to refer to God as “god” or “the gods.” It makes me no difference, so I have never said anything about it nor have I ever complained. But now it has occurred to me how this is symptomatic of the Where’s Waldo approach. It’s evidence that I am right about the common atheist approach. And that is precisely why I draw attention to it now.