posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 09:08 PM
Sir David Attenborough receives hate mail over his belief in evolution, the British broadcaster and naturalist has revealed.
Sir David is preparing for more letters telling him to "burn in hell" when his latest television show, a documentary on Charles Darwin's theory of
evolution, is aired in the UK on Sunday.
"They tell me to burn in hell and good riddance," Sir David told Radio Times magazine.
The one thing that amazes me about the creationist perspective is the fact that these so-called 'Christians' whom live their lives supposedly by the
'Word of God' do not find it hard to slander and insult people when it serves their purposes. In fact they excuse it by calling it 'God's
I would submit that it is one of the more anti-Christian things a Christian could do. Sir David Attenborough has a set of beliefs which conflict with
their own and yet instead of attempting to discuss it in a public debate or somesuch, they would prefer to send insults and threats that he is going
to burn in hell. In my younger years when I attended church I cannot remember a single place in the Bible which allows for this.
I have since woken up to myself, and while I see a few hitches in the theory of evolution - it makes a whole lot more sense to me than some invisible
guy in the sky clapping his hands and 'poof' out pops Earth.
These so-called 'Christians' have much to answer for I believe. They are walking contradictions in my opinion and need a good kick up the rectum.
(Just FYI for all the Christians about to come in here and abuse me, I am married to the daughter of a very prolific Christian music composer known
worldwide. He has since left the church and I have had many a long discussion about these very issues with him - to which he has looked into himself
and fully agrees with my perspective.)
The popular 82-year-old said people often asked him why he did not "give credit" in his programs to God for creating the natural world.
"They always mean beautiful things like hummingbirds," Sir David said.
"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