Atheist Michael Ruse from Saving Darwinism from the Darwinians from the May 13, 2000 National Post said the following:
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 an 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.
As cited from Acts & Facts November 2008, page 13