Darwinians disgusted as the UK Daily Mail, 13th September 2008 informed us the Anglican Church makes a `ludicrous´ apology to Charles Darwin 126 years after his death.’ In a bizarre step, the Church addressed its contrition directly to the Victorian scientist himself, even though he died 126 years ago. But the move was greeted with derision last night, with Darwin´s great-great-grandson dismissing it as `pointless´ and other critics branding it ‘ludicrous’.
Editorial Comment: It was Darwin who as a result of his embracing evolution stated, “But I had gradually come, by this time, to see that the Old Testament from its manifestly false history of the world, with the Tower of Babel, the rainbow as a sign, etc., etc., and from its attributing to God the feelings of a revengeful tyrant, was no more to be trusted than the sacred books of the Hindus, or the beliefs of any barbarian.”
(Nora Barlow ed. The autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1809-1882: with original omissions restored. New York, W.W. Norton, 1969. pp. 85-96.)
We therefore recommend to the Anglican hierarchy who obviously also have reached the same position as Darwin on the Old Testament, that they wait and deliver their apology to Darwin in person. We also advise them to not carry a written copy as it will burn. (Ref. Anglican, Episcopalian, evolution)
Evidence News 24 Sept 2008