When he was just a little boy, people could tell that Charlie was a problem child. By his own admission later in life, the boy was a sadist who experienced a great deal of pleasure from torturing and killing animals. One of his favorite things to do was killing birds by pounding on their heads with a hammer.
As a teenager, Charlie continued behaving like a twisted individual. When he was 17, he dedicated his summer and autumns to killing animals, not for the meat but for the sheer joy of killing. When he started making plans for an ocean voyage that would take him to many exotic lands, he decided to bring along several guns, hoping to find cannibals so he could kill them.
If you haven't already guessed, I am talking about Charles Darwin. Not only was he a problem child obsessed with torturing and killing animals, he grew up to unleash a philosophy that would leave the whole world in ruins after the publication of his book On the Origin of Species.
As Kevin Swanson points out in his book Apostate: The Men Who Destroyed the Christian West, Darwin came from a long line of apostates. This included his father, Robert, and his grandfather, Erasmus, who was a pioneering humanist and enlightenment thinker. But it was the apostate Charles who turned his back on his Creator and reaches out from the grave with a philosophy that continues to destroy countless millions of lives.
Notes: Kevin Swanson, Apostate: The Men Who Destroyed the Christian West, p. 128 (Generations with Vision, 2013).
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