Wednesday, 30 January 2008

David Attenborough On Creationists And God

'My response is that when Creationists talk about God creating every individual
species as a separate act, they always instance hummingbirds, or orchids,
sunflowers and beautiful things. But I tend to think instead of a parasitic worm
that is boring through the eye of a boy sitting on the bank of a river in West
Africa, [a worm] that’s going to make him blind. And [I ask them], ‘Are you
telling me that the God you believe in, who you also say is an all-merciful God,
who cares for each one of us individually, are you saying that God created this
worm that can live in no other way than in an innocent child’s eyeball? Because
that doesn’t seem to me to coincide with a God who’s full of mercy.'

David Attenborough

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