The main aim of this article is to present Charles Darwin’s standpoint on religion. Polish as well as foreign literature gives much contradictory information on this topic. Depending on a source one can come across a theistic, agnostic or atheistic interpretation of his views. Darwin himself referred to this issue ambiguously. The author claims that Darwin did so intentionally for he wanted at all costs to avoid the controversy over his family and himself. In fact, later in his life, Darwin rejected God.