Quotes by leading atheists attesting to the religious nature of evolutionary theory

β€œI 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

β€œIt is absolutely safe to say that if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid or insane (or wicked, but I'd rather not consider that).”

                                                               Dr. Richard Dawkins, emeritus professor of biology, Oxford University