September 18, 2011
Did Darwin Believe in God?
Ever since Darwin was laid to rest in Westminster Abbey, well-intentioned, but ill-informed or gullible people have either tried to convert Darwin posthumously to their own religious views or else have branded him an arch-atheist. Many years after he died, a rumor arose that Darwin had converted to Christianity on his deathbed, and this became a persistent legend among evangelical Christians. The historian James Moore devoted an entire book to dismantling this myth, but the rumor still circulates despite his exposé . On the other side of the fence, prominent atheists have tried to claim Darwin for their own, too. When a prominent German materialist visited Darwin in England, he tried to get Darwin to confess that he was a fellow atheist. Darwin refused his request (though he did admit to being an agnostic). The debate over Darwin's religious views is still raging among the general public, as is evidenced by the recent article in The American Thinker on...(Read Full Article)