Intelligent design proponents, especially Phillip Johnson, Jonathan Witt, and William Dembski, claim that the evolution/intelligent design debate is nothing other than a clash between two worldviews: a dogmatic naturalist world view and a religious worldview (apparently they miss the ironic use of "dogmatic" in reference to naturalism, certainly "dogmatic" is a term based in religion).
These proponents attempt to create the false dichotomy of religion versus scientific atheism. Touchstone Magazine was especially despicable in this regard recently. Its June/July 2004 issue "Darwin's Last Stand" opened with a nice photograph of an Auschwitz oven open door and repeatedly compared "Darwinists" to nazis. And yet ID proponents decry the incivility of the debate! (For futher discussion and comment see here and here.)
ID is bad enough as science. It's flat out terrible as theology. Johnson's credentials as a theologian are worse, if possible, than his credentials as a biologist. I've set up a series of links on the left rail to articles and discussions discussing the theological shortcomings of Intelligent Design. I'd appreciate any suggestions or additions. Several more are in the works.
Interestingly, the response of the ID proponents to this theological critique is exactly the same as their response to scientific critique. They claim that "mainstream" theologians are set in their ivory towers and are not "rank and file" Christians. ID proponents claim also that "mainstream" theologians are just as rigid in their thinking as mainstream scientists are in theirs. Finally they attack Christians who think that IFD is theologically bankrupt as "accomodationists" and not true Christians at all.
There are two main theological objections to ID:
1. it is a form of natural theology discredited since Paley. See Dembski's unsuccessful effort to wiggle out of that accusation in the left rail article.
2. Proponents of Intelligent Design are not acting as Christians because they twist the facts, subvert the truth and essentially violate this Commandment. They lie for God. This is a peculiarly ineffective way to "witness" for your faith, but very bad theology in any event.