God void

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A rendition of the “god void” namely that as god disappears from the beliefs of the minds of people a void or vacuum will be left, in respect to concepts such as: meaning, morals, values, purpose, right, wrong, evil, being, or nihilism, etc., which, according to the nature abhors a vacuum ideology, will tend to be filled as time progresses.
In hmolscience, God void, or "nihilistic void", refers to the logic that because "nature abhors a vacuum", in the wake of the disappearance of belief in the existence of god, which Nietzsche posted began in 1882 with his famous "god is dead" proclamation, that nature will force people to fill the void left in wake of god's disappearance.

The "god void", in short, refers to host of unanswered philosophical problems and queries, such as moral questions, meaning, purpose, value, point, etc., left behind in the wake or intellectual vacuum of disappearance of god from human belief systems, amid growing scientific knowledge of the physical operation of the universe.

The following 2009 Pew Research poll on the science and religion conflict void, left behind in the wake of the disappearance of god, gives clues to the specifics of the void in need of filling: [1]

“When those who say science conflicts with their own beliefs are asked to describe the ways in which these conflicts arise, 41% refer specifically to evolution, creationism, Darwinism and debates about the origin of life. Another 15% cite differences over the beginning of life, primarily concerns about abortion (12%) but also cloning and birth control. Among the other areas where people say science conflicts with their own religious beliefs are concerns about the use of stem cells (9%), denial of God (4%), issues surrounding the use of medicines and blood transfusions (3%) and conflicts with the Bible (2%).”

As more no one, as of yet, has come forward to address all of this mess, some 95% of Americans are left clinging to mythological beliefs.

In 2014, Theo Hobson penned an article (Ѻ) on the moral aspects of the “god voidissue.

The following are quotes related to the god void left behind in the absence of god:

“The human mind found food in this mystical being; it was occupied by it unceasingly; the imagination embellished it in its own manner; ignorance fed itself with the fables which had been recounted of it; habit identified this phantom with the existence of man, it became necessary to him; man believed he fell into a vacuum when it was tried to detach him from it, to lead him back to a nature which he had long ago learnt to despise, or to consider only as an impotent mass of matter, inert, dead, and without energy; or as a contemptible assemblage of combinations and of forms subject to perish.”
Baron d’Holbach (1770), The System of Nature (pgs. 243-44)

God is dead: but considering the state man is in, there will perhaps be caves, for ages yet, in which is shadow will be shown.”
Friedrich Nietzsche (c.1885)

“I admit that the generation which produced Stalin, Auschwitz and Hiroshima will take some beating, but the radical and universal consciousness of the death of god is still ahead of us. Perhaps we shall have to colonize the stars before it is finally borne in upon us that god is not out there.”
Reginald Hollingdale (1971), Thomas Mann: A Critical Study

“We place our children in day care centers where they learn their socialization skills among their peers under the law of the jungle. Our school systems teach our children that they are nothing but glorified apes who are evolutionized out of some primordial soup of mud. We teach our children that there are no laws of morality that transcend us, that everything is relative, and that actions don't have consequence—what the heck, the President gets away with it. No [sarcastically] it must have been the guns.”
— Tom DeLay (1999) comment on the Columbine shootings [5]

“To think that we just evolved from a bang, that we used to be monkeys, that seems unbelievable when you look at the complexity of the human body …. If you tell children there is no purpose to their life—that they are just a chemical mutation—that doesn’t build self-esteem.”
— Nigel McQuoid (2001), Headmaster of Emmanuel College

“Modern thinking centers around the premise that man is just the product of a pointless natural process—undirected evolution. This very widely taught doctrine, when taken to its logical conclusion, leads us to believe that we are just meaningless ‘bags of molecules’, and in the last analysis—nothing matters. It is for this reason that the overwhelming majority of youth who start out with a belief that there is more to life than mere chemistry, will lose faith while at college.”
John Sanford (2005), Genetic Entropy and the Mystery of the Genome [2]

“The implications were fairly horrifying when it came to man’s place in this Darwinian world. Higher purpose was gone. And what of the soul? Only men had souls, it was said, but if humans shared a legacy with apes and sharks and slugs, did that leave room for a soul? For an afterlife? The logic of Darwin suggests that human existence is nothing more than a happy accident brought about by blind chance.”
— Edward Humes (2007), Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for America’s Soul

“It is a common assumption of religious faith that, without God, life is essentially meaningless and purposeless, with human beings condemned to the depressing and uninviting prospect of the compost heap.”
— Michael Palmer (2013), Atheism for Beginners [3]

“Leaving aside security as a motive for grabbing territory, opportunistic expansion is a core principle of power politics. Just as nature abhors a vacuum, great powers — motivated by an irresistible temptation to cash in on an opportunity to make gains relative to their competitors — move quickly to fill power vacuums with their own influence.”
Randall Schweller (2014), Maxwell’s Demon and the Golden Apple [1]

God can never be dead, because he’s never existed.”
Patrick Fergus (2014), response to query: in what year did Nietzsche declare that ‘god is dead?’ (V|2:45-) in “History of Atheism | Timeline”, Atheism Reviews, Nov 5

“We are not taught the problems with evolution, naturalism and materialism; we are simply taught the big bang is fact. We and our children are taught that there is no divine lawmaker, and therefore, there is no absolute law or morality. And we wonder why our kids act like animals today.”
Mirza Beg (2014), Beg-Thims discussion (#69), Jul 12

1. Masci, David. (2009). “Scientists and Belief” (full: (Ѻ)), Pew Research Religion & Public Life Project, PewForum.org, Nov 5.
2. Sanford, John C. (2005). Genetic Entropy and the Mystery of the Genome - the Genome is Degenerating (pg. ix). Lima, New York: Ivan Press.
3. Palmer, Michael. (2013). Atheism for Beginners: a Coursebook for Schools and Colleges (pg. 164). Lutterworth Press.
4. Schweller, Randall L. (2014). Maxwell’s Demon and the Golden Apple: Global Discord in the New Millennium (pg. 88). JHU Press.
5. (a) Clines, Francs X. (1999). “Capitol Sketchbook: in a Bitter Culture Ware, an Ardent Call to Arms” (Ѻ), New York Times, Jun 17.
(b) Tom DeLay – Wikipedia.
(c) Musolino, Julien. (2015). The Soul Fallacy: What Science Shows We Gain from Letting Go of Our Soul Beliefs (foreword: Victor Stenger) (pg. #). Prometheus.

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