Darwin knew from the beginning that his theory of evolution would undermine people’s faith on God. That was one reason he waited twenty years to publish Origin of Species and referred to it as, “my accursed book.” He said one who would write such a book could be seen as the ‘devil’s chaplain.’ This guilt no doubt contributed to Darwin’s poor health throughout the rest of his life. Russell Grigg observed this in a 1995 article. “Prof. Adam Sedgwick, the foremost geologist of his day, said this upon reading Origin in 1861: ‘From the first to the last it is a dish of rank materialism cleverly cooked and served up…And why is this done? For no other reason, I am sure, except to make us independent of a Creator.’ Darwin’s chief proponent was the most prominent unbeliever, hater of religion, and arch enemy of the church of his day—Thomas Huxley… Huxley’s grandson once said ‘Darwin’s real achievement was to remove the whole idea of God as the creator of organisms from the sphere of rational discussion.’ Modern atheist Stephen Jay Gould concurred, ‘Darwin constructed the theory of natural selection in large measure as a direct refutation of the argument from design.” The danger of Darwinism is that it sometimes nudges, and often shoves people into atheism. Even atheists see the necessary removal of God by applying the theory and they applaud this consequence. Sadly, many do not recognize the danger until it is too late for them or their children. Darwinism stands in stark contrast to the clearly stated, straightforward account of Creation in the Bible.
from: “Darwin’s Mystery Illness” by Russell Grigg in Creation 17(4):28–30 September 1995