Intelligent Debate

For the record, as close as I ever come to fully agreeing with anyone, I agree with John on his take on evolution, science, religion, and intelligent design. This again proves my truism that I can always be lazy and let John write what I’m largely thinking on such issues.

I want to quote what I consider the most important part from John’s footnotes:

I tenatively consider myself a proponent of Intelligent Design theory, but I reserve the right to change the name of what I believe in if enough Creationists crash the party and morph ID into a farce. There are some indications, sadly, that this is already happening.

Carry on.

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  1. It’s probably unsurprising that I disagree with a lot of what he says. But, more to the point, I disagree with the fellow he was replying to as well.

    Most importantly, he misses the point. Creationists, like myself, don’t really care about the how so much. I don’t believe in six literal creation days because I care about the time involved, or anything like that. I only care about interpreting Scripture faithfully. And I don’t believe any other interpretation of the creation account is exegetically valid.

    Some may say it still doesn’t matter; one can still be a christian and not take the text literally. And, I agree with the latter statement. But it does matter. Why? Because it is a mishandling of the Word of God. And if you accept that in one place, there is no reason to not continue the practice anywhere and everywhere else.

    If we can reject the plain/historical/exegetical reading of the text in creation because ‘Science’ tells us it isn’t possible… why don’t we likewise reject, say, the ressurrection. The same scientists that tell us that the earth is billions of years old are going to tell you that it’s impossible for a dead man to come back to life.

    Whose word are you going to trust?

    The discussion should not be about whether or not it is important to believe in a literal creation account… that’s merely a distraction. The discussion should be about what God’s Word says, and when we come to a conclusion on that… we believe it. Period.

    Of course, there is a place for discussing what we observe, and how it can/should be interpreted throught he lens of Scripture… but that shouldn’t change our understanding of the the Scriptures plainly teach.

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