I’m not so sure that even God would want intelligent design taught in our nation’s science classes. Why? First, let’s look at it from a practical matter. There is no science in Intelligent Design. No theory, no experiment conducted, and certainly no body of work to show that intelligent design is a scientific issue worthy of discussion in our nation’s science labs and schools.
Now, if there is a school philosphy class, comparative religions class, or even a history or western civilization class, I am with you. But science involves what can be proven with the scientific method. Once theories are taken on faith, science ceases to be a discipline based on experimentation and more of an ethereal pseudo science.
Additionally, if we look at the Latin word for educate – erudio – to polish, smooth / instruct, teach – we must ask if we really want unwilling and disinterested science teachers glossing over the minimum they can get away with? Students all have a story of teachers that have sparked their interest so much, that they never forget them. Surely a teacher who is forced to teach a belief that they may or may not adhere to will not spark the interest in faith that proponents of intelligent design are hoping for.
In addition, to truly do Intelligent Design justice, students would be better served learning from someone who has education in theology, and is trained for the headier issues that ID will confront them with.
In the end, it is much better to keep Creationism where it belongs, in the pursue of mom, dad and our family pastor or priest. And for that student who doesn’t have such avenues, well, God pursues his children. He will find the way to reach them, as He always does.