Friday, January 14, 2005

Intelligent Designer?

I’ve watched some interesting DVDs lately in which renowned scientists discuss evolution versus creationism – a hot topic recently if you’ve been watching television, reading the papers or listening to talk radio. The DVDs include a wide spectrum of experts from physicists to archaeologists to biochemists, who have identified major flaws in evolutionary theory and have come to support the view that an “intelligent designer” must exist. Some had a religious faith; others did not.

These increasingly vocal researchers have created quite a stir in the scientific community. Moreover, their ideas and opinions have such credibility and weight they are causing crises far outside the scientific realm - in education and politics, for example.

Then, last month, famed 81-year-old atheist Antony Flew made international headlines by declaring his belief in some sort of god. Now Flew is not just any ol’ atheist. He is a highly respected British professor of philosophy, who has been an outspoken, worldwide champion of atheism for 50 years. He was quoted in major media as saying that biologists’ investigation of DNA “has shown, by the almost unbelievable complexity of the arrangements which are needed to produce [life], that intelligence must have been involved.”

I’m no expert in these matters, but I do find it an interesting debate. So must the evolutionists who are working overtime to muzzle their colleagues on the other side. But ask yourself this: would you rather believe that there is a God who created you and has a purpose for your life or that you are just a freak protoplasmic accident biding your time until death?

Your answer to this is more important than you might think. Remember the question we discussed last week: Why Did you Get Up This Morning? What you believe about such a fundamental question of life will influence how you live. What a society believes will, to some extent, determine how it is governed and how it functions. Think about it.

“All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Psalm 139:16