The Intelligent Design Double Cross

Christians who have jumped on the Intelligent Design bandwagon need to step back, take a breath, and re-think strategy. The recent court case in Dover, Pa. should not be taken as a loss, but as an opportunity for a crucial course correction.

Simply put, ID is not going to take Christians where we want to go.

RICH LOWRY, GUEST CO-HOST: … Joining us now is the man who is widely credited with helping to develop the theory of intelligent design, the author of an important book called Darwin’s Black Box, Michael Behe. Michael, thanks so much for joining us tonight.


LOWRY: Let’s start right off the top with a basic question. Are you a creationist?

BEHE: No, never have been. I’m Roman Catholic. I learned about Darwin’s theory in parochial school. It was always fine with me. I just don’t think it explains what it purports to explain.
ALAN COLMES: But you admit it’s religion and that this is really an attempt to get religion taught in schools.

BEHE: No, I disagree. It’s not religion. It has religious implications, much like, say, the big bang theory has religious implications, but it’s a scientific theory. But that — nonetheless, I think that’s one reason that some — a lot of scientists oppose it.

COLMES: Who’s the designer?

BEHE: Well, as I’ve said since 1996 when I published Darwin’s Black Box, I’m a Catholic. I think a good candidate for the designer is God. But that is not straight — that’s not a conclusion that you come from, from the structure of the bacterial flagellum.

COLMES: What would be the other options if it’s not God?

BEHE: Well, you know, other things that would strike us as, you know, as pretty exotic, you know. Space aliens or time travelers or something strange.

When one of the most influential thinkers in the Intelligent Design movement openly suggests that “space aliens or time travelers” might be responsible for life on Earth, Christians should see a big red flag.

Here’s the deal:

  • Government schools will never teach Creationism.
  • When the flaws in evolutionary theory become too big even for die-hard Darwinists to defend, government schools will teach that “space aliens or time travelers” planted us here.
  • The Bible will finally be admitted into public schools, but manifestations of angels–and Jesus Himself–will be interpreted as visits from “space aliens or time travelers”, according to the teachings of Sitchin and Von Daniken.

Bottom line: If we want our kids taught that God is the author and creator of all things, we going to have to do it ourselves.


3 responses to “The Intelligent Design Double Cross

  1. Remember that just because some will make the leap from ID to aliens, I believe (as evidenced by so many scientists moving from evolution/atheism to ID/christianity) that many will be saved if the ideas of evolutionary theory are shown to be what it is (false religious system instituted to pull many from God). Just because some negative will be had, I see it as a major step forward. If we were afraid that good ideas would have a potential for a small possible harm and therefore didn’t use them, we would get nowhere.

  2. Small possible harm? I’ll have to disagree with you there.

    Darwinism denies the existence of a supernatural Creator to whom we must answer someday for our actions in this life. That has profound implications for the way we live. One who believes that he’s going to stand before an omnipotent judge someday is probably going to behave differently than one who believes we’re the product of natural causes.

    Believing that an alien brewed up our ancestors in a genetics lab, however, is no small harm. It opens the door for a grand deception, the “disclosure event”–the revelation that extra-terrestrials do in fact exist, that they’ve been here before, and that they are the “designers”.

    Think I’m exaggerating? Researcher Linda Moulton Howe was told by an intelligence officer that as far as the U.S. government was concerned, the question of human origins has been answered:

    During a meeting with Richard Doty, an intelligence officer with the United States military, Howe was presented with a briefing paper regarding alien visitation. In its body, Howe read an interesting claim regarding the crumbling theory of Darwinism: ‘It stated that all questions and mysteries about the evolution of Homo sapiens on this planet had been answered and that project was closed’ (Howe, 151).

    How convenient! By what means did these extraterrestrials facilitate the evolutionary process? Reiterating the basic contentions of Crick, the paper stated that:

    “‘these ETs have come at various intervals in the earth’s history to manipulate DNA in already existing terrestrial primates and perhaps in other life forms as well. To the best of my memory, the time intervals for this DNA manipulation specifically listed in the briefing paper were 25,000, 15,000, 5,000, and 2,500 years ago.” (Howe, 151)

    Christians should stop playing games and identify the Creator instead of pretending that God is simply one candidate of many. It’s going to backfire on us if we don’t.

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