I agree with a lot of what you say here.
There are certainly strong parallels between theistic and non-theistic orthodoxies. After all, they both arise from our human nature.
Your comments on the illiberal left are spot-on.
I think I had read only a couple of your previous articles. I guess that if I had read more I’d have had a better idea of where you were coming from with this one.
Maybe this discussion will give you ideas for future articles. I don’t know whether you’ve already written about the views you’ve expressed in your replies to my comments. If not, they look like excellent material to be further developed on future Medium posts. Watch out for the cancel mob, though!