28 April 2008

Arguments against ID from a theologian

This article, by a Princeton theology graduate student, makes some pretty compelling arguments from within the Christian framework for why Christians should reject creationism and Intelligent Design. I am extremely pleased to be given the opportunity to learn about some more theology that suggests that Christianity and naturalism should coexist peacefully. Bravo, Mr. Congdon, for your well-informed, humane essay.


If they [non-Christians] find a Christian mistaken in a field which they themselves know well, and hear him maintaining his foolish opinions about our books, how are they going to believe those books in matters concerning the resurrection of the dead, the hope of eternal life, and the kingdom of heaven, when they think their pages are full of falsehoods and on facts which they themselves have learnt from experience and the light of reason? ...For then, to defend their utterly foolish and obviously untrue statements, they will try to call upon Holy Scripture for proof and even recite from memory many passages which they think support their position, although they understand neither what they say nor the things about which they make assertion.

- St. Augustine

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