Daily Dose of Ingersoll


Only a few years ago there was no
person too ignorant to successfully answer Charles Darwin, and the
more ignorant he was the more cheerfully he undertook the task. He
was held up to the ridicule, the scorn and contempt of the
Christian world, and yet when he died, England was proud to put his
dust with that of her noblest and her grandest. Charles Darwin
conquered the intellectual world, and his doctrines are now
accepted facts. His light has broken in on some of the clergy, and
the greatest man who to-day occupies the pulpit of one of the
orthodox churches, Henry Ward Beecher, is a believer in the
theories of Charles Darwin — a man of more genius than all the
clergy of that entire church put together.

Robert Green Ingersoll – “Orthodoxy”(1884)