Yes, I'm aware. This doesn't answer my questions. Also, I'm not sure what's so funny.Haha. "-ist" is a common suffix for a person, e.g. scientist, polemicist, antagonist, creationist, polytheist. "-ist" does not perform the same function in words like twist, mist, gist, wist, wrist.
This doesn't answer my questions either.Darwinists are religious as are the -ists of other religious views - dualists, buddhists, deists, etc.