Was evolution written to combat the Christian faith?
Here is a letter from Charles Darwin to his son George:
P.S. Oct 22d. Hen. has taken your M.S. to London, & will write. 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. I have been talking on this head with Litchfield, & he strongly concurs, & insists how easily a man may for ever destroy his own influence.