Not studying the history of religion

Modern progressives are almost entirely non-religious or actively anti-religious. Which means, they aren’t too keen to study the history of religious movements unless it’s a sort of simplistic Dawkins-esque tract.

This creates the situation where modern progressives think they are immune to and completely removed from one of the most fundamental forces in human history. If a modern progressive interacts with a religious person, it’s akin to the noble savage of yore.

And that’s what you get things like a fifth of female climate scientists to have no or fewer children. There have been doomsday religions for centuries. There have been waves of asceticism — salvation only comes from not having a family, not eating certain foods.

None of this is to say we should trash the environment. We shouldn’t. But it does give climate change” as a movement a bit more context.