Originally Posted by muscogeemike
I believe that Darwin did not mean for his writings to be anti religious and he never mentions apes or monkey’s - or that humans descended from them. Something the religious zealots never mention and probably don’t know.
But, as you said, most so called Christians don’t really follow Christ’s teachings and don’t really know the bible.
I agree, there seems to be a concerted effort to tie Evolution to Atheism and the monkey/ape argument is the flag bearer for the God Squad but it is one of those interesting battles as you are correct he does not say we were descended from them but rather that we have a common ancestor.
However religion had the same issues with Galileo and I like his response a lot "The bible tells us how to go to heaven, not how the heavens go".
Religion should just stick to what it knows best, offering the weak a way out and fleecing the poor.