If you’re a Christian, even marginally, there are a certain number of tenants that you hold to. That God is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent, to name a few of the foundational. But one that’s been in constant debate between sacred and secular in the modern age–a dividing line, if you will–is that of God as Creator.
It fascinates me how those who operate at high levels of intellectual capacity, setting the standards for science and higher learning, often times refuse to operate by their own laws, and further, fail to acknowledge what seems so elementary to a simpleton like me. Occam’s razor, the meta-theoretical principle that the simplest solution is usually the correct one, would seem to apply when comparing a billion years of anti-entropic evolution versus intelligent design.
But all hope is not lost. During some recent research on the subject of Atheists turning to belief (of any form), a friend passed on an article to me worth quoting, concerning Anthony Flew, a leading atheist and British philosophy professor.
At age 81, after decades of insisting belief is a mistake, Antony Flew has concluded that some sort of intelligence or first cause must have created the universe. ‘A super-intelligence is the only good explanation for the origin of life and the complexity of nature,’ Flew said in a telephone interview from England.
Granted, Flew’s budding theology is on par with that of a baby Christian, looking more like deism than relational evangelical Christianity. But a step is a step. And more importantly, paves the way for other such cerebral thinkers that are nearing the end of a similar question: Shouldn’t the most logical conclusion, when asking about the origin of life, be the One that began it all?
Is this a trend? Or is Professor Flew just a senile old man that should be ignored? ch: