Intelligent Design Belittles God
Via the Commissar is this interesting article, Catholic Online – God is not needed to explain the “scientific picture of life’s origins in terms of religious belief.”
I have to admit, I’ve often wondered at the desire by many to put limitations on God. It seems to me that many who believe in Creationism/Intelligent Design see God as being constrained. After all, the Intelligent Design argument can be summarized as: stupid therefore designed. That is Behe’s basic premise. Remove one single solitary part from the flagellum and it doesn’t work. The design is brittle. Hence God, whoops…I mean…the Designer was a dope, according to Behe, because mutations could wreck the flagellum until God comes back and fixes it again, again, and yet again. According to Dembski God…errr sorry the Designer while transcendant and extremely powerful he is also not all that powerful. After all, God…dang it…the Designer created a fallow universe initially that in no way could give rise to life. Nope, the Designer had to come back again and again and create each new life form since it is impossible for new information to arise naturally (i.e., macro-evolution is impossible).
The idea that the Designer…oh Hell can we just call him God? The idea that God is actually supremely intelligent and can do things we cannot understand or detect does not even enter into the discussion. Suggesting that God does indeed work in mysterious ways and that evolutionary theory could be part of God’s plan is rejected outright by assumption. Funny, we don’t see the IDers arguing for this kind of a controversy.