Naturalist Attenborough Faces Hate Mail from Creationists
Sir David Attenborough, popular broadcaster and historian revealed that he has received hundreds of letters of hate mail from Christians who demonize him, telling him to go to hell, for not thanking God in his nature documentaries.
Angered by this Christian display, the same Christians that claim to represent love, he clarified their meaning to him:
"They always mean beautiful things like hummingbirds. 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."
A recent advocate against teaching creationism in schools, Attenborogh believes a separation should be clarified between what is myth and what is fact.
"It's like saying that two and two equals four, but if you wish to believe it, it could also be five ... Evolution is not a theory; it is a fact, every bit as much as the historical fact that William the Conqueror landed in 1066."