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So Charles Lyell's Principles of Geology book changed Darwin's mind from creation to evolution. Charles Lyell was a known atheist who hated the creation story, and hated God. His book has these overtones written all through it. If Darwin would not have taken this book along on that voyage, he may never have come up with the idea of evolution. [...]

This is a perfect example of what has to happen to someone to believe in evolution. It takes you to lose your faith, if your a Christian. Even back from it's very beginning, where Darwin had to give up his own faith just to ponder the idea, and then write his book on it. And if you have never been a Christian, evolution requires you to take a stance against a God and His creation. Even though it is claimed that creation is not science, but a mere religion. So was fighting a mere religion taught in science 101? Or is the truth about science, and it's pet theory evolution, finally coming to light as a religion?

Admin3, Evolution Fairytale Forum 10 Comments [9/2/2005 12:00:00 AM]
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Crosis

Nope. I knew about and evolution - and accepted it - long before my deconversion. Try again.

9/2/2005 11:07:03 PM

NonHomogenized

Ummm... what?
Oh, wait, this is from Evolution Fairytale. By the way, I'd just like to say that I got bored at work, and started reading through Evolution Fairytale forum, and I hate you guys (whoever submits/accepts these posts from there) for introducing me to something that stupid :-p

9/3/2005 12:53:22 AM

David

Re #1389: Have you looked at the site that this forum originated from? Be sure to check out \"the show\". http://www.evolutionfairytale.com/

9/3/2005 2:56:06 AM

Rime

My problem isn't their belief that the Earth is 6,000 years old and the handiwork of their deity who made the earth exist before the sun. I wasn't there and it IS a free country, I think.

My problem is that guys like Admin3 keep telling me I have to accept it because the Bible says so.

9/3/2005 5:29:27 PM

Karana

I was a Christian theist for 24 years.All that time I completely accepted evolution and studied it in pursuit of a Bachelor's degree in zoology.

That had nothing to do with me becoming an atheist.

You are wrong.

12/10/2011 7:19:02 PM

Swede

I thought it was the other way around, that Darwin first saw the evidence for evolution and wrote his book, then began doubting the existence of gods.

Wikipedia: "Although Darwin discussed evolutionary ideas with him from 1842, Lyell continued to reject evolution in each of the first nine editions of the Principles."
I can't find any reference to Lyell being an atheists, the only religious connection I found was that he's buried in Westminster Abbey.

12/11/2011 9:50:33 AM

JohnTheAtheist

Atheists don't hate god you stupid motherfucker. Think about it.

12/11/2011 10:12:35 AM

Sasha

Are creationists capable of saying anything that isn't an utter and complete lie?

12/11/2011 11:42:49 AM

Ebon

Lying for Jebus again.

8/26/2012 7:00:42 PM

Kuno

Charles Lyell was a known atheist who hated the creation story, and hated God.

From Wikipedia:

Lyell, a devout Christian, had great difficulty reconciling his beliefs with natural selection.

You fail.

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