Recently I listened to an art critic rave about the creative intelligent design of a modern painting. What fascinated me was the critic went on to talk about the genius of it and something so grand could not have happened by accident; even though it looked like an accident.
And so I looked out the window and I saw a playground of children milling about on brightly colored swings and slides. This I am told by others happened by accident. Chemicals plus time plus random chance produced these marvelous creatures that we are without any intelligent design. Really? Also recently I heard someone mocking those of us who believe in intelligent design. He even went so far as to say at one point something came from nothing and that started it all. And this same fellow mocks us?
I don’t get it. There must be something wrong with my I.Q. but I don’t know what is mockable about believing that something as wonderful as us is the product of design. If an art critic thinks paint smeared on canvas is a product of genius how much more genius is the product that is a living, breathing, loving, intelligent, finely tuned, chemically balanced human.
I think the mockers are attempting psychological intimidation to win their non-winnable arguments. If they can make us feel intellectually inferior because we don’t have Ph.D.s in science, perhaps they can shut us up. But I will not shut up. We are carefully and wonderfully made. In Romans 1 Paul wrote, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, . . .”
And there was nothing wrong with Paul’s brain.
Written by Roger Bothwell on September 26, 2014
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