Pejoratively comparing Singularitarianism with religion is an acknowledgement of two aspects of the former:
1) that otherworldly goals indistinguishable from those of traditional religion have crept hypocritically back into an ostensibly rational discourse; and
2) that Singularitarianism has shown itself to be shallow by pretending that science could ever stretch the world enough to allow it to accommodate those objects of traditional religion.
Singularitarianism is a movement defined by the belief that a technological singularity - the creation of superintelligence - will likely happen in the medium future, and that deliberate action ought to be taken to ensure that the Singularity benefits humans
Accordingly, they might sometimes dedicate their lives to acting in ways they believe will contribute to its rapid yet safe realization.