If you watched the movie “Creation“, you know that Charles Darwin struggled mightily about publishing his theory of evolution. He knew the negative impact his theory could have on organized religion and especially those closest to him since, as was the nature of the time, many in his circle of friends and acquaintances, including his wife, were very religious.
Darwin himself had gone through many iterations of how own personal faith throughout his life, claiming agnosticism as the best descriptor of his views later in life.
Although he never claimed to be a full-blown atheist, Darwin was quoted as expressing severe doubts about a benevolent creator that would allow some of the things that happen in nature. He pointed out that a much more reasonable explanation exists when these same activities are viewed with an evolutionary eye as things that simply happen with nature making no judgment about right or wrong, pain or suffering, winners or losers.
I’ve been sitting on this link for almost a year. It’s a Wikipedia article about the reproductive cycle of the Emerald cockroach wasp (warning: graphic description of one of the most gruesome examples of nature’s “circle of life” you may ever come across.)
Why is this relevant? This small bug may just be the natural phenomena that killed God in Darwin’s eyes!