Monday, May 19, 2008

It's All Coming Out Now

"Whilst on board the Beagle I was quite orthodox. . . . But I had gradually come, by this time, to see that the Old Testament from its manifestly false history of the world . . . and from its attribution to God the feelings of a revengeful tyrant was no more to be trusted than the sacred books of the Hindoos [sic], or the beliefs of any barbarian."

-- Charles Darwin, nailing all religions to the cross, in Irwin Tessman's article on Richard Dawkins for Skeptic Magazine. Darwin's wife, and brother, begged him not to let his atheism become known.

1 comment:

  1. "...a revengeful tyrant..." That cracked me up!