Skip to comments.Descendant of Charles Darwin Becomes a Catholic Apologist
Posted on 06/13/2013 12:02:53 PM PDT by marshmallow
A direct descendant of Charles Darwin has become a Catholic apologist.
Laura Keynes, a great-great-great-granddaughter of the English naturalist, has joined Catholic Voices, the project set up to speak up for the Church in the media
She writes in this weeks Catholic Herald about how she returned to her childhood Catholic faith after a period of agnosticism.
The daughter of an atheist father and a mother who had converted to Catholicism but later became a Buddhist, she was baptised Catholic. But she says she drifted into agnosticism in her teens and away from any contact with the Church.
When she began studying for a doctorate in philosophy at Oxford she started to reassess those values. Relationships, feminism, moral relativism, the sanctity and dignity of human life.
The debate sparked by Richard Dawkinss book The God Delusion inspired her to read more about the subject, and she concluded that New Atheism seemed to harbour a germ of intolerance and contempt for people that could only undermine secular Humanist claims to liberalism.
(Excerpt) Read more at catholicherald.co.uk ...
I am not British so I do not understand the headline for this article.
The Catholic position does not exclude the theory of evolution.
Out of curiosity, did Charles Darwin profess a specific religion?
... so I guess in the long run they weren't all dead after all ...
New Atheism seemed to harbour a germ of intolerance and contempt for people that could only undermine secular Humanist claims to liberalism.
I’m going to memorize that quote. I know several people, to whom it applies.
Looks like she’s the descent of his brother.
I guess thinking in the family has evolved. ;)
The wheel turns. The first corrupt priest mentioned in the Old Testament was the grandson of Moses, if I remember correctly.
He originally went to Cambridge University with the aim of studying to become an Anglican Clergyman, despite holding some quite unorthodox freethinking beliefs.
He eventually drifted away from religion and by the end of his life was an agnostic.
So is this evolution, or devolution?
Right now in his grave Darwin is doing an excellent imitation of a lathe.
New creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17
I believe he was Unitarian.
well, in Darwin’s defence, he only postulated the theory of evolution as observed. He kept it as science (namely identifying what can be observed) and not religion like modern day atheists do...