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Famed Horror Author Says He Has a 'Tendency to Believe in Intelligent Design


"...if we happened by accident, it would make winning the lottery look like flipping a coin."

Novelist Stephen King listens to a question from a creative writing student at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in Lowell, Mass., Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Credit: AP

Author Stephen King doesn’t subscribe to a particular religious system, but that doesn’t mean he rejects the notion of a higher power.

In fact, during an appearance on HuffPo Live last week, King said it’s highly improbable that the Earth and its inhabitants emerged and developed as the result of a mere accident.

"The very construction of the world and the fact that we seem to be the only blue-populated planet in the universe — and we've been looking for quite a while now, at least since the late 50s — it makes you have to believe that if we happened by accident, it would make winning the lottery look like flipping a coin," the popular author said.

Citing life's many complexities, King concluded that there must be something bigger and grander guiding the entire process.

"It's so complex,” he added. “So I have a tendency to believe in intelligent design."

The author went on to say that believing in God or "a spiritual force" is beneficial to a person's life. While he's agnostic when it comes to details surrounding what happens in the afterlife, he said he likes the notion of a higher power at the helm.

"I love the idea that there could be a power greater than myself that's sort of writing the script," King told HuffPo Live. "I try to live my life by saying that God may be watching out for me, but I still had better only cross when the little man turns white."

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As TheBlaze previously reported, this isn't the first time King has delved into this controversial subject matter, as he made comments favorable of intelligent design last year as well.

"I choose to believe it. … I mean, there’s no downside to that," he said during an interview with NPR. "If you say, ‘Well, OK, I don’t believe in God, there’s no evidence of God,’ then you’re missing the stars in the sky and you’re missing the sunrises and sunsets and you’re missing the fact that bees pollinate all these crops and keep us alive and the way that everything seems to work together."

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