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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Average Intelligent Design

Intelligent Design theory assumes the "design" or "designer" is external to the designed process, just as the proverbial watchmaker is external to the watch.

There is really no good reason for such an assumption, other than a fear of Pantheism, or the notion that God is within each and every thing and being, and not some external entity. Most Christians do not like Pantheism: Grace can be everywhere, but God must be a bit more proper and remote.


Baysage said...

I think every Christian mystic has been a pantheist, as indeed mystics of all persuasions. Funny how that works.

Montag said...

I agree with you, although I think a mystic might use pantheist language, but would probably say even that is short of the mark of describing the Holy.