Yes, Evolution is Religious in Nature

Evolutionism is a worldview in and of itself. Also, evolutionary philosophies are foundational in the religion of atheism. Science philosopher Dr. Michael Ruse insists that creationism is religion, not science. Then he admitted that evolution is a religion — which may cause him a bit of cognitive dissonance discomfort. Hopefully, for his sake, this is not the beginnings of Dissociative Identity Disorder as he comes to terms with the truth of creation.

Evolution is a religion. Atheism is a religion. Church of Darwin. Piltdown Superman. Uncle Pilty. The Question Evolution Project.

Ruse is correct, evolution is religious. In fact, analysis shows that microbes-to-microbiologist evolutionism is effectively a religion. But I am going to take this a step further than my  associates in creation ministries and say that, due to the suppression of evidence, documented fraud, indoctrination in worldviews at the expense of education and critical thinking skills, logical fallacies, astonishingly dishonest attacks on creation science and Intelligent Design — evolutionism is not only a religion, but a religious cult. That's right, I said it!

There are no evolutionary transitions that have ever been observed, either during human history or in the fossil record of the past; and the universal law of entropy seems to make it impossible on any significant scale. 
Evolutionists claim that evolution is a scientific fact, but they almost always lose scientific debates with creationist scientists. Accordingly, most evolutionists now decline opportunities for scientific debates, preferring instead to make unilateral attacks on creationists.
Scientists should refuse formal debates because they do more harm than good, but scientists still need to counter the creationist message.
The question is, just why do they need to counter the creationist message? Why are they so adamantly committed to anti-creationism?
You would do well to read all of "Evolution is Religion — Not Science", here.