Quotes by leading atheists attesting to the religious nature of evolutionary theory
“I do not want to believe in God. Therefore, I choose to believe in that which I know is scientifically impossible; spontaneous generation leading to evolution."
Dr. George Wald, Recipient of Nobel Prize in Medicine, 1967
"Evolution is promoted by
its practitioners as more than mere science. Evolution is promulgated as an ideology, a secular religion --- a full-fledged
alternative to Christianity, with meaning and morality. I am an ardent evolutionist and ex-Christian,
but I must admit that in this one complaint --- the literalists are absolutely
right. Evolution is a religion. This was true of evolution in the beginning,
and it is true of evolution still today... evolution therefore came into being
as a kind of secular ideology, an explicit substitute for Christianity."
Michael Ruse, a professor of philosophy and zoology at the University of Guelph, Canada