on 8/28/01 4:28 PM, george murphy wrote:
I would like to challenge folks to give some hard consideration to the
question, "Why are so many Christians apparently prepared to fight and die
for a natural knowledge of God which is independent of God's revelation in
Okay, I'll take a guess - perhaps from the perspective of one representing
the unwashed masses:
Natural theology seems to form an island of common ground between the
average Christian and the unbeliever who is completely unfamiliar with
theology and philosophy; both having a somewhat equivalent level of basic
education in the sciences, yet neither having enough insight to recognize
the weaknesses of either natural theology or scientific naturalism.
It looks like a good place to start when speaking to an unbeliever about
Christ, with the hope that such a discussion will open a window wide enough
for a second look at scripture, where Christ's personal revelation of the
Father lives large.
I admit this naivete. I still admire the design argument (I am an
architect, so perhaps a little predisposed to see God as a "designer"). I
am currently enjoying Dembski's book (ID) and particularly this discussion.
Thanks for all your insights.
--Grace and Peace,
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