Saturday, 27 November 2010

The Design Argument

If the argument for design be thus demonstrated, do not the details urgently raise the question of whether the designer was all good? The ruthless setting of one species against another, armed with ingenious and seemingly cruel weapons of war; the disregard of one except as prey for the other; the offensive traits developed in the world of competitive life, would seem to implicate God in the cruel world of Nature, without showing any way out of the dilemma.

The phrase 'The Finger of God' as used by Jesus was with reference to the casting out of demons and would suggest that some forces in nature are not of God, however powerful and ingenious; and are indeed the subject of God's action against them. It has to be remembered that the ingeniousness of the resistance of the blood stream is matched by that of the invading bacteria.

Ron Storer

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