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Witchcraft Growing Faster Than Religion's Big Three

By Carol Forsloff     Feb 18, 2009 in World
While Jews, Muslims and Christians fight among themselves, one religion has darted in front of all the others to become the America's fastest growing faith.
The religion of the witch trials becomes religion of the future with the membership exploding, according to experts. This is bringing consternation to believers in the Big Three of faith.
One expert claims that the number of Wiccan experts is doubling every 30 months. A recent book entitled "Generation Hex" by author Marla Alupoaicei declares that it will be the third largest religion of faith by the year 2012. This explosion of membership in Wicca has come about because of social estrangement, loneliness and the need to belong according to Dillon Burroughs co-author of the book. Although the West Coast and Salem, Massachussets is experiencing the most rapid growth, groups can be found all over the country, including the South and Mountain states.
Several years ago a news posting in Australia described the growth of Wicca in that country. One adherent, a nurse named Lilith said in an article about witchcraft in Australia that it is all about "celebrating diversity. Everything is beautiful in its own way. " Not only is the religion growing it also has different divisions within it, just like the Big Three religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. There are those who are more or less orthodox in their beliefs as well.
Wicca is an official, legal religion in America, Whistleblower Magazine reports. Some consider Wiccan a spiritual rebellion that has been going on since the 1960's and has as its members housewives, students, professors, and even soldiers, It is considered part of the social and political rebellion that has gone for more than 40 years, although it is an ancient set of rituals and practices dating before Christ, people say.
One group is devoting itself as much as anyone in Judaism, Christianity or Islam to revealing withcraft practices and has hopped on this bandwagon in an effort to be educate people about the risks of this advancing movement.
We are a self funded ministry dedicated to spreading the truth of God’s Word. We believe and teach the same things that were taught by Jesus, as well as what Paul and the Apostles taught to the early Church. We wholly believe in the Bible as our only source of doctrine and recognize that all scripture is totally inspired by God and so fully trustworthy, including the acknowledgement that there was a literal six day creation plus one extra day for rest and Holy use giving us the seven day week we have today. We have also discovered that once you know the keys to unlock the prophecies of the Bible, they actually can be understood and without private interpretation. Jesus said blessed is he that reads and understands them. (Revelation 1:1-3)
This "self-funded ministry" is associated with Steve Wohlberg, author of "The Hour of the Witch." The group has a web-based donation section that states:
Divine guidance has resulted in almost every major topic on the first page of Google but because of the massive impact this is having, the Satanic attacks have this family struggling without a wife and mother that we love and miss so dearly and insufficient income. This is also due to an undiagnosed illness that had me bed ridden for months with a 25KG weight loss and has currently lasted 19 months. This ministry has over 120 domain names with a total yearly count of nearly 1,000,000 visits and costs are now thousands of dollars per annum. We desperately require prayer and funds to survive to keep this family together and ministry afloat. Any assistance is greatly appreciated to keep this ministry spreading truth to the world. Thank you for your prayers and support. Total donated this week: $177.00.
The Methodist Church, rather than witch-bashing, takes a practical view. Noting that Methodism is declining in membership it suggests that because many Wicca adherents tend to be attracted to it because of interest in the supernatural and a sense of estrangement, that perhaps mainstream faiths need to look at those attractions and bring tighter and better relationships, reaching out to strangers and making people feel welcome.
Wicca was one of the groups recently represented in Shreveport, Louisiana at the World Religion Day. In an age where inclusion means almost everything, it appears that the witches are here to stay.
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