Education for loss
‘One reason education undoes belief is its teaching of evolution; Darwin’s own drift from orthodoxy to agnosticism was symptomatic. Martin Lings is probably right in saying that “more cases of loss of religious faith are to be traced to the theory of evolution … than to anything else.”’
Huston Smith, Evolution and Evolutionism, The Christian Century 99(23):755, 1982. Smith is professor of religion at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. He questions neo-Darwinism but is opposed to the Genesis creationists. Lings’ quote is from Studies in Comparative Religion, Winter, 1970.