Darwin Was No Atheist

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Charles Darwin was born 200 years ago yesterday, and from the noise coming from some quarters, one would believe that he was an atheist.

Nonsense.

To be sure, he was a self-described agnostic, but he had no use for militant atheists.

Consider what he said to Edward Aveling in 1881, a dogmatic atheist: “Why should you be so aggressive? Is anything gained by trying to force these new ideas upon the mass of mankind?”

Also, Darwin and the Catholic Church were of the same mind in one very important matter: “It seems to me absurd to doubt that a man may be an ardent Theist & an evolutionist.”

The next time some sage feeds you propaganda about Darwin, tell him to explain these two quotes.

Believe in God, but not religion?

Q: Believe in God, but not religion?
If someone believes that God does exists, but does not go to church, or believe in the bible, or in an after life in Heaven or Hell, are they called an Agnostic, because I know an Agnostic is someone who does not know if there is or is not a god.

A: An agnostic is typically someone who doesn’t really care whether God exists … or not … or that God is simply unknowable.

Someone who claims to believe in God, but not religion, obviously believes that faith in any deity will get the job done.

Authentic religion will prove … both logically and factually … that such a belief is simply not true.

The Catholic Church teaches that the primary purpose of our human existence is to come to know and love the one, true God.

Next, is the virtually simultaneous process of being ultimately perfected in God’s grace, so that we might one day, be fit to share with him all that he is and all that he has, for all eternity.

There is no religion on the planet that compares with the divinely revealed, complete, consistent, practical, and systematic theology of the Catholic Church.

And that’s no coincidence, since the Catholic Church was personally founded by Jesus Christ, who is God, and who proved it, by rising from the dead.