ID – Ripping off Christianity

March 28, 2008

Recently, I was very annoyed to discover that an idea I have always favored has been purloined by a gang of miscreants and liars. Intelligent Design. I sort of played around with the notion that the Universe had a purpose, that the “Heavens declared the glory of God” and that sort of thing.

The idea still intrigues me; I am not an atheist… not yet anyway.

Here is the question for today: Why do the leading lights of ID publically claim that the Designer is unknown, but in in “friendlier environs,” admit that the Designer is God? I have my own answers to this question, but I’d like yours.

“Our strategy has been to change the subject a bit so that we can get the issue of intelligent design, which really means the reality of God, before the academic world and into the schools.” — Phillip E. Johnson, American Family Radio, January 10, 2003

“This isn’t really, and never has been a debate about science. It’s about religion and philosophy.” — Phillip E. Johnson, World Magazine, November 30, 1996

“To replace materialistic explanations with the theistic understanding that nature and human beings are created by God.” . . . “Design theory promises to reverse the stifling dominance of the materialist worldview, and to replace it with a science consonant with Christian and theistic convictions.” The Wedge Document, a 1999 Discovery Institute pamphlet

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