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Zan

Darwin's life is difinately interesting. My husband owns a copy of origin of species. I know ater Darwin's daughter died, he turned his back on God but he never was an atheist as far as I know.

I saw a special on PBS called a "Question of God." It basically compared a Christian man and his life (CS Lewis) and an atheist/evolutionists (S. Freud). It was very interesting to see how they viewed their worth and eternity. If you have the chance you should see it. They were both intelectuals and respected, yet their lives were so different. Being a Christian, I was struck about the end of their lives and how they viewed death. Freud's life ended in physician assisted suicide while Lewis let nature take it's course. One man had hope and the other did not. I recommend it.

-Zan

beebles

If you are interested in Charles Darwin, I'd like to recommend Irving Stone's "The Origin". It's a biographical novel but Stone has done his research. Apparently it was never Darwin's intention to dissociate science from religion. He was just so curious and was so devoted to understanding life that he had no choice. Darwin was then so worried about publishing his research that he was literally ill for most of his life afterwards. The book gave me a better understanding of the man and how he developed his theories.

Catez

Hi,
I wouldn't say it means they think people "worship Darwin" - it's more the philosophy of evolution taken out of it's context (the origin of species) and applied elsewhere that gives it a religious form. e.g. Nietsche's superman is a classic example.

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