1873: DARWIN ON HOW BEST TO ATTACK CHRISTIANITY; wrote Darwin:
"I have lately read Morley's Life of Voltaire & he insists strongly that direct attacks on Christianity (even when written with the wonderful force & vigour of Voltaire) produce little permanent effect: real good seems only to follow from slow & silent side attacks."
Letter to his son George H Darwin, 21 Oct 1873
Ref. atheists, sceptics, philosophy)
Darwin’s letters are available from the Darwin Correspondence Project at: http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/home
Evidence News, 16 December 2009