Sunday, September 12, 2004

'Spiritual, not religious'

Articles like this one from the Denver Post illustrate the difficulty in censusing non-mainstream religions. How many Pagans might answer "none" when our traditions don't appear in the menu of choices?

Meanwhile, a friend is working on a sociological piece on the growth of Wicca and other Paganisms in English-speaking countries. He might end up reinvigorating the "Wicca is the fastest-growing religion" meme after all, which I had at one point lost faith in.

If you look at the map at the botton of the Post article, you will see that my county is one of those with the lowest percentage of "nones." It's not that we mirror northern New Mexico, but rather, as someone here said, the place is "too rich, too religious, too Republican."


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