In the year that marks two centuries since Darwin’s birth, well-known BBC nature presenter David Attenborough is receiving hate mail from religionists [hat tip LM]. "They tell me to burn in Hell and good riddance", he says.
Nice people these Christians. The hatred apparently comes his way for “not crediting God in his nature programmes.”
Speaking in the Radio Times, Sir David said that he was also asked why he did not give "credit" to the Lord, Sir David continued: "They always mean beautiful things like hummingbirds.
"I always reply by saying that I think of a little child in East Africa with a worm burrowing through his eyeball. The worm cannot live in any other way, except by burrowing through eyeballs. I find that hard to reconcile with the notion of a divine and benevolent creator."
Rather reminds me of a point made in this Monty Python song…