Friday, June 08, 2007


Defenders of the Faith

"ID is every bit as biblically based as the creationism that preceded it," writes Barbara Forrest in a new Center for Inquiry position paper. "The movement’s leaders have defined ID in overtly religious terms, identifying the intelligent designer as the God of the Bible and referring to themselves as creationists."

However, in order to avoid divisive arguments with their young earth creationist allies over issues concerning, for example, the age of the earth:
ID proponents do not use Genesis as the basis for ID. They appeal instead to the New Testament Gospel of John: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. / The same was in the beginning with God. / All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. / . . . He was in the world, and the world was made by him, . . .” (John 1:1-3, 10, KJV)

"They consider promoting ID to be their duty as Christian apologists who must defend the faith against what they perceive as attacks emanating from science."

Via National Center for Science Education.


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