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Paganism, Now

I just got off the plane from the first CWiPP-THINK (Christian Witness to a Pagan Planet, a think tank), and the message was clear: secularism is dead and is about to be fully possessed by an in-your-face paganism: the worship of creation. And the conference was as heterogeneous as the church gets – not just theologians and pastors and missionaries, but also journalists, playwrights, screenwriters, directors – and all were gathered to discuss the rise of pagan spirituality: from the democrats to the uber-feminists to the panspermian evolutionists.

But this religion looks and sounds more like the polytheism and Gnosticism circa B.C. and early A.D. than anything remotely monotheistic. In short, the New Age isn’t new anymore, and this isn’t the dawning of the Age of Aquarius: it’s more like noon. To some of you, this sounds nuts. It sounded nuts to me, too.

Read the original article at: World Views

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