Originally posted by Administrator:
Christians believe in intelligent design.
With respect Administrator,
I've heard different spokesmen on the radio (some of those protestant stations) state quite different definitions for exactly what they mean by 'intelligent design'.
I'm not sure
a. the term has been finally defined
b. it has been determined what the 'extended' philosophies and agendas of the movement are.
I think to state that "Christians believe" in this, is an overstatement.
I am interested in the theory, it may be a helpful way to dialogue with the current atheistic scholarly community.
I'm not sure that the 'intelligent design' movement is a simple a point ("that the universe had a designer who guided the universe with purpose").
Of course we believe that God created the universe, but there is something else involved here, and the doctrine of what we use to call "God's providence" is anything but simple.
Before completely endorsing the movement, I think it needs to define itself better.