That theories are unproven should go without saying. At the same time, Intelligent Design must be counted as a theory as well as evolution. I personally think that some 70,000 years ago we almost went extinct, and that because of the environmental stressors we changed. I don't call that evolution, I call it adaptation.<quoted text>
Look I understand why people dislike the I'm better than you Christians.. But what I hate is the idea of being called stupid because I believe in ID (God) when the very ones saying that cannot prove their own theories... I don't go to church as I said before but I know a lot of great very intelligent Christian people who shouldn't be stereotyped in with the chatterbox bunch... I'm not looked on very well by the church folk around here ( mainly because of a song I wrote about Bville) but I will defend the Christians who are getting bashed simply because of their religion... That's not right and they are far from stupid...
Please don't take this as an attack on religion or the religious, my opinion is a generalization.
I don't see religion as having anything to do with high or low intelligence. There are those who think that faith is a capacity. I don't. Most people don't see any difference between spirituality and religion. I do. I think adherance to a religion indicates a personal inability to identify and engage one's fears. I think that religious "capacity of faith" is a self protection against an unknown, mysterious and undefined danger. The Bible and the church gives a framework in which subconscious fears are given demonstrable objects and faith is given substantive support. Within this, seekers experience a sense of relief, security, empowerment and an illusion of freedom - but to what degree depends on the individual. For most, those original fears are never identified and dealt with. They are not gone, just masked. They easily manifest again whenever the structure of safety is percieved to be threatened by outside cultures, orientations or viewpoints.