That must have been a big class, it had everyone who ever supported the theory of the origin of species in it. How long did it take you to get to know all of them?
Your attempt at humor is falling flat.
I studied evolution and a lot of related subjects for six years in grad school at a major university.
Darwin was not considered a deity, nor was "Darwinism" considered a religion. Those are creationists' inventions designed to denigrate science in general and the theory of evolution in particular without addressing the scientific issues.
I am beginning to suspect that creationists as a group are largely unable to address the scientific issues, and as a result have to resort either to ad hominem attacks (such as the one you made) or to scientifically unsupported statements of religious belief.