“They tell me to burn in hell and good riddance”
Says Sir David Attenborough in the article, I get hate mail telling me to burn in hell for not crediting God published in the January 26th edition of the UK Newspaper, Daily Telegraph. When asked why he does not credit a creator, he replies, “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 benevolent creator.”
Other people of science such as Richard Dawkins get the same hate-felt correspondence from believers. Richard Dawkins reads out hate mail in his recent award winning documentary, The Genius of Charles Darwin.
It’s interesting how people devoted to understanding the natural world can end up being the object of hate among people who claim to preach love and understanding.