The New Age of Old Superstitions

The American Interest
June 26, 2019

G.K. Chesterton famously proclaimed, “When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.” More recently, Jordan Peterson suggested, “If people think they are atheistic, it means they are unconscious of their Gods.” Tara Isabella Burton, writing in The American Interest, examines the spiritual and metaphysical beliefs of secular progressives. God may be dead for many of our social justice warriors, but psychics and astrologers, witches and demons, stars and signs and the casting of spells and hexes, are experiencing a renaissance.

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