Re: Vienna cardinal draws lines in Intelligent Design row

From: Michael Roberts <michael.andrea.r@ukonline.co.uk>
Date: Mon Nov 21 2005 - 10:34:52 EST

I see, then Arthur Peacocke, John Haught, Polkinhorne and every TE that has
ever lived is this ID.

Is theologically conservative the same as orthodox?

Michael

----- Original Message -----
From: "Denyse O'Leary" <oleary@sympatico.ca>
To: "'Ted Davis'" <tdavis@messiah.edu>; <asa@calvin.edu>; "'Janice
Matchett'" <janmatch@earthlink.net>
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2005 2:28 PM
Subject: RE: Vienna cardinal draws lines in Intelligent Design row

> Thanks for all, Ted,
>
> All valuable, and about to be placed in my story archives for future
> reference.
>
> Here's the part that intrigues me: It is often pointed out that, in
> general,
> the ID folk are theologically conservative.
>
> But I rarely hear much attention paid to the fact that anti-ID-ism suits
> some alternative-theology agendas very well.
>
> I see the Pope as simply moving to make clear that orthodox Catholic
> theology cannot dispense with a God who is at LEAST an intelligent
> designer,
> and that some folk will just have to live with that.
>
> The Pope would, of course, see many other - arguably much more critical -
> roles for God (including being the Pope's direct Boss!), but - here's the
> rub - if he isn't at least an intelligent designer, he probably isn't
> actually playing those other roles either. It all becomes an affair of the
> imagination, whereas Catholicism is committed to its theology as
> representing states of fact.
>
> Thus, supporting il progetto intelligente is basically just plugging a
> leak,
> ending the misrepresentation that the Catholic Church is cool with a
> purposeless variety of evolution when it isn't and can't be.
>
> Cheers, Denyse.
>
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