If scientific considerations compel an inference to design, and more so, to a theistic conception of a transcendent creator, that’s surely important.
The great physicist failed to see the implications of his own work, which may be the saddest thing of all.
Some atheists, like Neil deGrasse Tyson, have miscast Newton as a mechanist and a materialist, in their own image.
Darwinism sounds superficially plausible until one looks at real plants and animals with their irreducibly complex details.
Newton, Kepler, and other founders of modern science were inspired to search out and find the rational order hidden in nature because they were theists.