In contrast to EC, YEC, and OEC, Intelligent Design(ID) does not explicitly align itself with Christianity. It claims that the existence of an intelligent cause of the universe and of the development of life is a testable scientific hypothesis. ID arguments often point to parts of scientific theories where there is no consensus and claim that the best solution is to appeal to the direct action of an intelligent designer. At BioLogos, we believe that our intelligent God designed the universe, but we do not see scientific or biblical reasons to give up on pursuing natural explanations for how God governs natural phenomena. We believe that scientific explanations complement a robust theological understanding of God’s role as designer, creator, and sustainer of the universe.
So this means what?
Obviously, it is dreadfully skewed. I will let readers help straighten that out. But let’s point out one thing first:
“Our “intelligent God”? Has anyone ever heard God described that way? It sounds like garbage written by an expensive PR firm.
And whoever suggested giving up pursuing scientific explanations anyway?
The principle question is whether scientific explanations require metaphysical naturalism (nature is all there is).
That is the very question that both BioLogos and ASA want to duck (for whatever reason). Which is why I continue to call them “Christians for Darwin.”
Lots of people today yay-hoo for Jay-hoo—and then proceed to live their lives as if nature is all there is.
It shows, and the world knows that.
If you live in a free country, and I pray you do, you can believe in God or not.
But if you do, you should understand what is described in the following hymn. Otherwise, please don’t get involved. Don’t fund or belong to mugwump groups.
In the famous expression, their mug is on one side of the fence and their wump is on the other.
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