Here. In response to a pious ninny job, pretending otherwise.
Ever since Darwin was laid to rest in Westminster Abbey, well-intentioned, but ill-informed or gullible people have either tried to convert Darwin posthumously to their own religious views or else have branded him an arch-atheist. Many years after he died, a rumor arose that Darwin had converted to Christianity on his deathbed, and this became a persistent legend among evangelical Christians. The historian James Moore devoted an entire book to dismantling this myth, but the rumor still circulates despite his exposé
He stated further, “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 my best friends, will be everlastingly punished. And this is a damnable doctrine”. Not only did he remonstrate against Christianity, but Darwin also explained that the “argument from the existence of suffering against the existence of an intelligent first cause seems to me a strong one”. No wonder his relatives withheld publication of this section on religion from the first edition of his autobiography. Darwin’s anti-religious remarks were deemed too explosive. Unfortunately, some still want to edit out this part of Darwin’s life.