Why famous spy Whittaker Chambers began to doubt communism and evolution.

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Intelligent design led spy out of communism

Spy Whittaker Chambers in 1948

In the early 1950s, Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss were involved in a famous communist spy case in the United States.

Chambers later wrote a book titled Witness, in which he briefly mentions the power that the design argument had on his rejection of communism.

In the Foreword of his book, Chambers says:

“It was shortly before we moved to Alger Hiss's apartment in Washington. My daughter was in her high chair. I was watching her eat. She was the most miraculous thing that had ever happened in my life. I liked to watch her even when she smeared porridge on her face or dropped it meditatively on the floor. My eye came to rest on the delicate convolutions of her ear — those intricate, perfect ears.

“The thought passed through my mind: 'No, those ears were not created by any chance coming together of atoms in nature (the Communist view). They could have been created only by immense design.'

“The thought was involuntary and unwanted. I crowded it out of my mind. But I never wholly forgot it or the occasion. I had to crowd it out of my mind. If I had completed it, I should have had to say: Design presupposes God. I did not then know that, at that moment, the finger of God was first laid upon my forehead.”

Wlliam PaleyThe classic argument that English philosopher William Paley made famous in the 1700s in his book Natural Theology — that the existence of a watch means there must be a watchmaker, just as the design in nature shows there was a Designer (God) — is still more powerful than many Christians think.

The design that Whittaker Chambers could see in his baby daughter's ear had such an overwhelming impact on him that he admits that as a communist he had to force the obvious conclusion out of his mind: that God designed us — we did not evolve.

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