Progressives believe that religion is a danger to humanity’s continued existence, and in need of tempering (at the very least) by the State. But if religion really is contra-survival, then why do religious societies tend to thrive while officially atheistic ones do not? This isn’t an endorsement of any particular god or religion, but it is a perfectly valid observation about human nature.
As an intelligent species, without the hope provided by spirituality and the excitement provided by struggle, maybe we’re just no damn good.
(Progressives are in a religion but it's a religion that, like Islam, is a cult of death. It's sacrament is abortion. It is a type of anti-Christianity. In Christianity, believers believe other are sinners. It's the state of mankind. But other humans, although fallen, are to be loved. Progressives believe other people are bigots and haters but, instead of being loved, are to be hated and controlled by the state.)