Evolution IS a RELIGION :
There are those who admit that evolution serves as a religion for those who hold on to the evolutionary paradigm . Many deny the religion of evolution , but it is a religion , just as it was in Darwins day so it is today .
Michael Ruse :
" Evolution came about as a kind of secular ideology, an explicit substitute for Christianity . "
" It is promulgated as an ideology , a secular religion a full fledged alternative to Christianity . With meaning and morality ."
" Evolution is a religion . This was true of evolution in the beginning and it is true of evolution still today ."
Michael Ruse , "Saving Darwinism from the Darwinists." National Post , May 3rd 2000
Definition of Religion :
.......A set of beliefs concerning the cause , nature and purpose of the Universe......
The Random House College Dictionary 1982 p1114 .
Now tell me evolutionary paradigm is not a religion , because they certainly do have a belief that materialism is all that is needed to produce this Universe and all the complex living organisms that are within it . They certainly can not demonstrate their worldview