If evolution is motivated by religious thought then what about skepticism of evolution, is it not also religiously motivated? Yes, there is religion behind evolution skepticism, but not in the way we are told. The constant drumbeat of evolutionists and their media groupies is that skepticism is all about creationism. I have lost track of how many times I have been called a creationist. In one debate I was asked if I accept the fossil record, as though it must conflict with my religion. Evolutionists never seem to tire of erroneously labeling their detractors as creationists.
It is not true that evolution skepticism is grounded in creationism any more than evolution is grounded in atheism. But skepticism does have a religious motivation, of a sort. Simply put, we do not accept that the religious mandates for evolution are necessarily true.
How did Charles Darwin know that God would not create the species as we find them? He argued over and over that the biological evidence disproved divine creation, and so evolution (somehow) must be true. Similar arguments were used by evolution co-founder Alfred Wallace. They were foundational and remain crucial today. How does Ken Miller know that God would not create the mosquito? How does Jerry Coyne know God would not design the sort of embryos we find?
The evolutionists may well be correct in their assertions, but we don't know they are correct. We believe the evolutionist's mandate that God would create the world according to their sentiment is an over reach. Our religious belief, on the other hand, is more of a minimalist approach. Yes, scripture tells us some things, but it does not tell us everything.
But you won't learn that from the nightly news or the evolution literature. You will be told that evolution skepticism has a religious ax to grind. A friend of mine was interviewed by NBC Nightly News. It was a lengthy interview but his scientific problems with evolution were not what the journalists were looking for. Not surprisingly he was not included in their lead story which informed viewers about "The Battle Between Science and the Bible."
The headlines won't tell you this but our religious motivation, as it were, is to keep a lid on religious beliefs that are unsupportable.