Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Wiccans on the Wise

The same recent survey that revealed a decline in evangelical Christianity across the U.S. also showed that so-called "new religions" like Wicca are on the rise. And while Wiccans aren't nearly as worrisome as fundamentalist Christians (they aren't trying to shoehorn creationism into public school science classes, for instance), that doesn't mean they're any less annoying. Which is why I'm a little uncomfortable with this news. I'd love to drive around town without seeing some asshole with a sandwich board covered in abortion photos, but I'd also like to go to the movies without sitting behind an overweight couple wearing black afghans and stinking of candle wax. Still, I suppose this is good economic news, as a rise in Wiccans will undoubtedly be a boon to the struggling tacky polished rock jewelry industry. More details here.

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