"It makes sense that witchcraft and the occult would rise as society becomes increasingly postmodern. The rejection of Christianity has left a void that people, as inherently spiritual beings, will seek to fill," said author Julie Roys, formerly of Moody Radio, according to The Christian Post.
"Plus, Wicca has effectively repackaged witchcraft for millennial consumption. No longer is witchcraft and paganism satanic and demonic," Roys said, "it's a 'pre-Christian tradition' that promotes 'free thought' and 'understanding of earth and nature.'"
As American generations continue their downward trend of illiteracy, if not outright rejection, of the Bible, they become all the more susceptible to spiritual deception. "It's tragic," Roys concluded, "and a reminder of how badly we need spiritual revival in this country, and also that 'our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the powers of this dark world.'"