You are tying beliefs together because that is your belief in what God should be able to do.
That was poorly communicated. I do not know what you are trying to say.
What is your proof that God controls what happens to people in their lives, liking being in a car accident or getting cancer?
Why should I have proof of that? I am an atheist. I do not believe in any gods, let alone one who controls our slightest actions.
You don't believe in God but you have a clear idea on what the scope of God's power is if he does exist. That is a bit of compartmentalization and a disconnect in your thinking.
Eh, no. That would be you missing the point. Let me try to get you back on track.
There are people who believe in God (capital G). They claim this god is immaterial, invisible, undetectable, existing outside time and space (whatever that means) and, most importantly, omnimax - omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent. Being omnipotent, omniscience and existing outside time (whatever that means) means this being understands how all actions and variables are interrelated. It understands every output of the system given the inputs. He knows how to produce any deisred outcome. And, this is key, he can make it happen
. He can adjust the inputs or the system to get the desired outcomes.
And let me just reiterate, this is how theists
define god. I am simply using their definition.
So, given this god, we have to assume that it knows everything that will happen. Not only that, but since it created the starting conditions, it made them happen. It could have done things differently, but did not. So car crashes, school shootings and ebola are all deliberately caused by God (capital G). The universe is its [wiki]Rube Goldberg machine[/wiki].
Why doesn't God just design us not to die at all if he is omnipotent and he can do anything.
Fantastic question. You should ask that of religious people. You might also aske why we were designed to eat other living things - thus causing them harm and suffering.
I think it makes more sense that if there is a God, he is more like an engineer who designs a car.
Well, you thought wrong. You undershot. If God (capital G) is an engineer who designs cars, then he is also one who creates the roads, planets, molecules, and laws of physics.
Some of the cars are going to have problems, some of them will fail earlier than others, and they will all fail at some point.
Yeah, you don't get it. God is not a fallible human engineer constrained by physics and a tiny primate brain.
If he demonstrates that a system is irreducibly complex
How do you do that? I think at best, you can only say you don't know how a system evolved. That would then be an argument from ignorance. You would be saying "I cannot imagine how this would have evolved, thus ID." Which would be fallacious logic and a generally stiupid argument.
Behe used the flagellum as an example of IC. But the flagellum had prior been used as a hypodermic or served other functions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution_of_flagellahttp://www.newscientist.com/article/dn13663-evolution-myths-the-bacterial-flagellum-is-irreducibly-complex.htmlhttp://www.talkorigins.org/indexcc/CB/CB200_1.html
Behe established nothing other than he is a religious horse's ass.
not answering the "data" that Behe and others have put forth.
It is good you have put "data" in quotes, since Neither Behe, nor anyone else, have put forth any data for IC. They have made arguments, but not put forth any data. I've looked. There is none.
All they have to do is demonstrate that a system or organ is irreducibly complex,
How is that done? How does someone show that there is no way that a system was of any use? It could be that it was perfectly useful, but you just didn't figure it out. Nope. This is not how science works.
and it really isn't logical to think that there aren't many IC systems throughout the body.
Oh really? Do tell.
Or do you deny that if they are IC, evolution can't account for them?
First of all, you offer a false choice. Secondly, it is not a matter of evolution accounting for them. It is a matter of people figuring stuff out. Just because we have a theory of evolution does not mean it lays open the answers for every question in minute detail.