People who believe in intelligent design are complete idiots.
At least that is what many journalists, lawyers, educators, and proponents of creation through evolution want to portray. It takes massive amounts of intellect to comprehend to wonders of nature and how it all came to exist as a result of dumb luck with no reproducible cause. On the other hand, any simpleton can believe in a God.
Really, if God is removed from the equation, what more reasonable explanation can we come up with? A random explosion? What caused it? What put those forces in motion to lead up to the explosion? How far back can we go before we run out of answers?
Assuming the massive explosion, where did life come from? Are we now proponents of the most simplistic Aristotelian view of spontaneous generation – that organic matter just somehow sprung out of molten rocks? Where did the energy of life come from? How was this energy being continually produced with no outside force, somehow contradicting the second law of thermodynamics?
Regardless of the answers, theories, and suppositions, believing in creation through evolution requires – wait for it – faith! It is the “evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). The advent of life from nothingness is no more reproducible in a lab than is God. Whether you want to call it faith or not, believing in either force of creation requires a belief in something intangible, and there is nothing scientific at all about that.
So is believing in God all that stupid? I don’t know, but given the choice of believing my existence is the result of a freak incident of which I am an insignificant event or believing that I am made by a Creator that cares for me (I Peter 5:6-7), I know what my choice of beliefs is. This choice may be called foolish, but I Corinthians 1:25 claims the foolishness of God surpasses the wisdom of men. In this case, I think I have to follow the example of the apostle Paul and become a fool for the sake of Christ (I Corinthians 4:10).