Intelligent design?

May 1, 2011

I was raised in a Catholic school, educated by Basilian Fathers. One thing that the priests were, was fearless. Any topic was open to discussion. They would state the Church’s position but they would always allow their students to make alternative arguments. And if those arguments weren’t made, the priests would make them. They wanted us to think. Which makes one cringe when you hear these simplistic arguments for the existence of God. Intelligent design? How is a toothache intelligent? And the mass extinction of creatures throughout history. Weren’t they mistakes? And Dacchau? Cancer? The death of a child? It is one thing to state that we do not understand God’s plan, but in the same breath state that His plan is intelligent? Where’s the proof? If we don’t understand it, how can we make a judgment on its rationality?

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