Constructing Your Own Beliefs in Worldviews: Apologetics Resource Center Newsletter
Barna research reveals that there has been a 92% increase in the number of unchurched Americans in the past thirteen years. In 1991, there were 39 million, and in 2004 there were 75 million.
Where are they going? One direction is toward Wicca (witchcraft) or Paganism. Researchers are projecting that Wicca could soon emerge as the third largest religion in America by 2012. This projection is based on the fact that the Wiccan community is doubling every 18 months and will reach 20 million by 2012.
What is fueling this growth?
~ Dissatisfaction with the average church.
~ It appeals to females that are well indoctrinated in feminism.
~ TV shows
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Twilight (although actually about Vampires)
~ Environmentalism is a strong feature.
~ A desire for no rules or no “thou shalt not’s.”
~ Can be a solitary practice or practiced in groups.