Quote: Darwin on Christ

Darwin on Christ: In November 1880 a man named Frederick McDermott, who declared himself to believe that “Christ was the Son of God,” wrote to Darwin, asking if Darwin also believed this, and if he believed in the New Testament. Darwin replied: “I am sorry to have to inform you that I do not believe […]

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Quote: Darwin on the Old Testament

Darwin on the Old Testament: In his autobiography (written in 1876) Darwin describes his loss of trust in the Bible over the years as he worked on his evolutionary theory: “Whilst on board the Beagle I was quite orthodox, and I remember being heartily laughed at by several of the officers (though themselves orthodox) for […]

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Quote: Darwin on the Gospels

Darwin on the Gospels: In his autobiography (written in 1876) Darwin dismissed the Old Testament and then went on to attack the Gospels: “By further reflecting that the clearest evidence would be requisite to make any sane man believe in the miracles by which Christianity is supported,—that the more we know of the fixed laws […]

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