We live in a generation that prides itself on personal preferences and choices. As a generation, we believe what we want to believe and reject those things that do not fit into our personal viewpoint. This is especially true when it comes to matters of religion. Our generation holds to a bewildering array of religious beliefs today. Some can even be quite religious about their refusal to believe in God! On his deathbed in 1882, Charles Darwin spoke regretfully of what his contemporaries had done with his ideas and speculations on the origins of life:
To my astonishment the ideas took like wild-fire. People made a religion of them.