Evolution IS a religious debate--an attempt to use misuse science to explain past events that cannot be observed by present-day humans. For example, evolution offers no coherent or plausible explanation for the origin of life. If you read the literature, there are endless theories on how life began, but they change constantly as we gain greater understanding of how life actually works. Until someone can synthesize a colony of viable living organisms from inorganic materials in a lab, even a simple bacteria, it's all speculation and fairy tales, not actual science. Real science is observable and reproducible, and no theory of spontaneous origin of life has ever been corroborated with observations, or reproduced in a lab.
Believing that life started spontaneously requires a greater leap of faith than that demanded by any religion. If you look at the number of DNA base pairs needed to build even the simplest of organisms, the odds of evolution producing one single viable organism (something capable of living, finding food and shelter, and reproducing) anywhere in the universe since the Big Bang is about 1 in 10^100, even if you stipulate that the universe is 13.8 billion years old, and every atom in the universe can sequence a billion sets of DNA base pairs per second, and no two atoms ever generate the same DNA sequence. Of course, that glosses over the difficulty that any device or organism that can generate DNA sequences is necessarily composed of billions or trillions of atoms, and generates sequences at a much slower rate than 1 billion sequences per second. Bacteria generally have a generational interval of 5-15 minutes, for humans and other more complex organisms,the generational interval is a minimum of 12-14 years, but generally more like 20. Also, most of the atoms in the universe are parts of stars or floating in deep space, where extreme temperatures, radiation levels, or other hostile conditions would irreversibly damage or destroy DNA before it could be placed in a compatible host cell and start reproducing.
There's also the difficulty of the compatible host cell--it is even more unlikely to form by chance than the actual DNA, and the DNA and the compatible host cell have to be spontaneously assembled in both physical and temporal proximity in order to create a viable organism capable of sustaining itself and reproducing, all in an environment that doesn't destroy it immediately. One can debate the scope and nature of a higher power or supreme being(s), but the notion that life happened by chance or accident is preposterously unscientific.