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Nate
06-30-2009, 07:31 PM
http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/3931010821.html
Do people actually believe this crap?

I mean, I guess technically they are right that Darwin's work would logically lead to a divorce of religion from science. (NOT a bad thing like they try to imply.) However, I always understood Darwin the man to be a soft spoken person not wanting to trample on people's individual religious beliefs, not a raving anti-God crusader.


(Note: I only found this due to googling for "the evolution of god" and this popping up in the Google News results.)

bjkeefe
06-30-2009, 07:54 PM
http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/3931010821.html
Do people actually believe this crap?

I mean, I guess technically they are right that Darwin's work would logically lead to a divorce of religion from science. (NOT a bad thing like they try to imply.) However, I always understood Darwin the man to be a soft spoken person not wanting to trample on people's individual religious beliefs, not a raving anti-God crusader.


(Note: I only found this due to googling for "the evolution of god" and this popping up in the Google News results.)

Yep, wingnut fundies eat crap like this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week. They love to make Darwin the Devil.

You're right, of course, about the reality of the situation. Just to name one example: As I understand it, Darwin held off publishing his work for years out of concern for his wife's religious beliefs.

Starwatcher162536
06-30-2009, 08:39 PM
If you ever happen to listen to AFR (Christian talk radio), you will occasionally hear commercials advertising Darwin as a sexist, racist evil man. I am not entirely sure what this has to do with his theories, but if you are listening to AFR, you are probably used to sloppy thinking, so I guess that is why it flies.


P.S.
Funny story, I once called a program going on and on about the "Homosexual agenda", and asked if they could define the term. About 30 seconds later the guy was still stuttering with no coherent definition.

pampl
06-30-2009, 08:51 PM
I vaguely recalled him being of the deist Divine Clockmaker school that was intellectually in vogue at the time, and maybe still is. I googled it and conveniently (and in hindsight predictably) there's a wiki page devoted exactly to this. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Darwin%27s_views_on_religion) Money quote: "Science has nothing to do with Christ, except insofar as the habit of scientific research makes a man cautious in admitting evidence. For myself, I do not believe that there ever has been any revelation. As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities."