It is a curious thing that whenever Christianity recedes, paganism ascends. It is like a jungle that knows no boundaries, pushing its way into where ever there is a vacuum created by the absence of the Truth.
Our new paganism has steady characteristics that took root in the 1960s.
As I explore in my book The Anti-Mary Exposed (TAN Books 2019), we live with a cool and edgy cocktail of Marxism and the occult. Women have been drinking it up ever since, with men either embracing it or left unsure how to counter it.
The radical feminist movement messaging has changed slightly over the years. The early years were spent convincing everyone that men had better lives outside the home, and that women too ought to join in the fun and get out there. Women, because we aren’t men but are trying to become like them, were given instant victimhood status, which has since justified the killing of 3000 unborn children each day in the United States. “If men don’t have to have babies, we shouldn’t either,” goes the logic. Meanwhile, the patriarchy continues to be the bogeyman, oppressing the heck out of all of us. Erstwhile pop star Madonna summed it up neatly with a recent tweet:
The Patriarchy continues to try to crush my neck with their heavy boots, cut off my life force and take away my voice—Even those who call themselves artists…………..You know who you are!!! DEATH TO THE PATRIARCHY! Now and Forever.
Clearly, the woman worth $850 million knows a thing or two about oppression.
Speaking of Madonna, the 1980s ushered in a new type of entertainment that moved away from getting women out of the house, and moved toward deeper involvement in the occult. Madonna introduced iconoclastic pop paganism that desecrated the Virgin Mary, Christ, the saints and the priesthood. Her songs, such as Like a Virgin and Like a Prayer, offered the profaning of the sacred. She took it all to a whole new level when she performed a 2012 Super Bowl Halftime Show full of satanic imagery. Because of women like Madonna and the lure of the occult, Wicca (or witchcraft) now boasts of more adherents in the U.S. than there are members of the Presbyterian church.
And like moths to the flame, pop tarts haven’t been able to stay away from the pillars of our faith ever since. J-Lo, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Beyoncé and Ariana Grande, wearing just as little as humanly possible, have all found their own way to besmirch the Virgin Mary and convey the worst possible aspects of womanhood.
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