In the same way that pot is the ‘abortion’ of libertarians.
As Peter Hitchens explains, the rejection of mildly Christian cultural forms is much more emotionally important to New Atheists than any efforts might be to resist sharia, misogyny, violent anti-gay attitudes or even pro-terrorist efforts.
On the surface, this seems an amazingly irrational attitude for rationalists, but [Peter] Hitchens bursts their bubble. Recounting his own decades spent as a shallowly leftist secular journalist, Hitchens unpacks his own old motives. (…)
“By remaining forever rebellious adolescents, we imagined that we need never grow old and die. Having children in itself is in some sense an admission that we must replace ourselves–because we were replaceable. And that is something our narcissistic generation could not admit. And so we didn’t.”