Again natural theology (Was Re: The Washington Post "Dissing Darwian")

From: George Murphy <>
Date: Sat Jun 04 2005 - 13:28:31 EDT

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From: "Alexanian, Moorad" <>
To: "Michael Roberts" <>; "Ted Davis"
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Subject: RE: The Washington Post "Dissing Darwian"

>I see no difference whatsoever between the conclusion reached by ID and the
>biblical observation," The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And
>their expanse is declaring the work of His hands." Psalm 19:1. Both
>inferences are based not only on the physical data but also on a multiple
>of presuppositions that are an integral part of the observer.


Moorad (et al) -

The crucial point is that our knowledge of God based on revelation must be
part of those presuppositions if we are to make the proper theological
inferences from
what we observe of the natural world. If we start with the belief that the
God revealed in Christ is the creator (or if you will, the Designer) then
scientific knowledge can help us better to understand that God's presence &
activity in the world. If we don't start with that belief we will get at
best a God of the philsophers (& can choose the philosophers!). & if the
latter idea is connected in some way with distinctively Christian faith the
fit will be clumsy because the God revealed in Christ just isn't the kind of
God philosophers tend to come up with.

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