Re: [asa] ID vis a vis id

From: Ted Davis <TDavis@messiah.edu>
Date: Tue Jun 02 2009 - 14:23:48 EDT

Terry,

If you leave the Bible and Jesus completely out of the conversation, then
"front loading" sounds like deism.

However, if you don't then it ain't. Also, if front loading is seen simply
as an operating assumption rather than a hard principle or requirement, it's
not deism either. The desists actually did allow for miracles in creation,
but none since; the spirit of front loading is similar, but not when the
incarnation, resurrection, eschatology, and other biblical miracles are
enthusiastically accepted. Keeping them out of the picture is standard for
conversations on ID, since ID isn't about theology at all (officially); and,
when ID proponents view front loading, it may seem even more like deism for
that reason.

Ted

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