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Comment from UTT:
We are now living in a post Christian post modern era. The move towards paganism is predictable based on a biblical world view. The Darwinian evolutionary world view has removed the Creator from the minds of this generation. They have willingly chosen to believe a lie.
In Romans chapter one, Paul says that their foolish minds will be blinded and rather than believe the truth they will believe a lie and worship the creation rather than the Creator.
Our world is being set up for a revival of Babylonianism that will be embraced in the name of christ but will be the religion that sets up the antichrist. The emerging church is also leading many this direction by promoting the idea that the creation is God.
June 27 - Neopaganism growing quickly
Article: One World Religion
Give them that old-time religion — ancient religion — and then watch an exploding population of modern pagans give it contemporary twists. Their numbers roughly double about every 18 months in the United States, Canada and Europe, according to the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance.
Neopaganism, whether a careful reconstruction of ancient practice or a completely modern interpretation of ancient lore, is now among the country's fastest-growing religions.
The Ontario group and other researchers now estimate American Wiccans number between 750,000 and 1 million. In Colorado, Pew estimated the percentage of Wiccans, pagans, Unitarians and those espousing other New Age faiths to be about twice the national figure, which could mean a statewide neopagan figure in the tens of thousands.
Brennan said neopagans generally prefer to experience spirituality firsthand rather than adhere to authoritarian dogma. She describes a typical neopagan as having reverence for nature, seeing it as a manifestation of the divine. Many neopagans are polytheistic, worshiping gods and goddesses.
Neopagans observe rituals for healing, divination, marriage, lunar and solar cycles and the passage of time. As for neopagan ethics, the Wiccan Rede, a commonly quoted saying, is simply: "As long as it harms none, do what you will." It is the nonjudgmental nature of pagans that drew her to them, Kantis said, yet she is aware other religious Americans still perceive them as either spooky or kooky.
"It's important to have a spiritual path that's working for you," Brennan said. "We all need a connection to something greater than ourselves."
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