In the latest edition of the Student Guild Magazine there is an article written by the Skeptics Society on the recent lecture given on Intelligent Design. Being aware of the Student Guild’s policy regarding religious affiliation I find it very troubling that you would condone such a piece. The denouncement of a faith or religious perspective is no different from advocating any unsupported belief.
The writer states on multiple occasions that the Griffith Christian Students sponsored the event and later, refers to “the power of propaganda” by the sponsors. Religions require faith, and whilst evolutionary theories are supported by substantial evidence, at some point there is a requirement to believe that the evidence is sufficient for it to be correct, faith if you will.
Whilst I am not prepared to enter into a discussion as to whether Intelligent Design is a truly religious concept, I would merely ask that you ask yourself whether, were I to start a club advocating (or denouncing) that “something with intelligence” created life as we know it, would pass the requirements for Guild affiliation.
I have had concerns for some time that the Skeptics society is merely a club dedicated to advocating the religious perspective of nontheisim. I would appreciate your comments to the contrary. In the alternative, I fail to see how the Guild can continue to support and fund such a group.
A Concerned Student.