Stephen King Defends Intelligent Design

People can surprise you.

Author Stephen King, known for such novels as “Carrie” and “Cujo,” defended the concept of intelligent design during a recent interview with NPR.

He also talked about his belief in God and said that the universe is full of evidence of design but atheists are missing it.

“I choose to believe it,” King said. “… I mean, there’s no downside to that. If you say, ‘Well, OK, I don’t believe in God, there’s no evidence of God,’ then you’re missing the stars in the sky and you’re missing the sunrises and sunsets and you’re missing the fact that bees pollinate all these crops and keep us alive and the way that everything seems to work together.”

The author, whose stories often display a vulgarian streak, may seem like an odd source for theological wisdom. But his works have also included stories like “The Stand,” a post-apocalyptic tale that hinges on a final showdown with the devil.

King said despite all the evidence of structure in the world, there are always moments that make you question God’s existence, or at least his personality.

King added that although he believes in God, his beliefs are somewhat fluid.

“What I’m saying now is I choose to believe in God, but I have serious doubts and I refuse to be pinned down to something that I said 10 or 12 years ago,” he said. “I’m totally inconsistent.”

King is spot on about atheists missing the obvious all around them. Just like fish don’t understand that they swim in water, atheists don’t realize that they are surrounded by miracles.

They always ask “where’s the evidence,” when the entire universe has been laid before them.

Part of that blindness is due to turning science from a tool into a dogma that makes science textbooks virtually sacred scripture.

Most atheists don’t even seem to realize that theirs is a religion like any other, so perhaps it’s asking a bit much to expect them to see past their doctrine and realize what’s been right in front of them the whole time.