So much for the claim that the "intelligent designer" isn't God
There is a long tradition in Christian theology that sees God’s revelation as coming through “two books”: the Book of Nature, which is God’s general revelation to all people; and the Book of Scripture, which is God’s special revelation to the redeemed.
Accordingly, intelligent design should be understood as the evidence that God has placed in nature to show that the physical world is the product of intelligence and not simply the result of mindless material forces. This evidence is available to all apart from the special revelation of God in salvation history as recounted in Scripture.
Precisely because intelligent design does not turn the study of biological origins into a Bible science controversy, intelligent design is a position around which Christians of all stripes can unite. And, indeed, there are creationists who also call themselves design theorists (e.g., Paul Nelson). To be sure, creationists who support intelligent design think it does not go far enough in elucidating the Christian understanding of creation. And they are right!And:
The mask has slipped.Even so, there is an immediate payoff to intelligent design: it destroys the atheistic legacy of
Does anyone doubt any longer that the "intelligent designer" ID advocates mean when they invoke "design" is God, no matter how much they (and Dembski) might try to deny it when speaking to secular news outlets and audiences? It's now obvious that he was being quite disingenuous in his interview on CNN the other day, when in answer to a point-blank question about whether the "designer" was God, he said in essence, "No, not necessarily," and then even speculated that it might be an alien race or even an "inherent intelligence" in nature that was responsible for "design"!