Charles Darwin: How can anyone wish Christianity to be true?

How can anyone wish Christianity to be true?
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I can indeed hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true for if so the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe, and this would include my father, brother and almost all of my friends, will be everlastingly punished. And this is a damnable doctrine.

- Charles Darwin

Quote Source: Evolutionary Writings: Including the Autobiographies

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