What most Christians fail to realise is that Wicca has something serious to say and indeed offers some significant theological challenges to the Church.
Pagans often assume that much of western ideology comes from an inherently Christian world view. Pagan ideology clashes with western ideologies on many fronts: materialism, globalisation, consumerism, obsession with shallowness, sexuality, concept of beauty and ecology, to name but a few.
Many neopagans work with an outdated view of the church and a caricature of Christianity. The Christian apologist must annunciate clearly the doctrines of the church and debunk the fables.
The Christian church is seen as the victor that has squashed pagan religion by force and misguided missionary zeal. The `burning times' are a painful reminder to many pagans of the evils of the church. We need to acknowledge that pain.
Our challenge is to live and speak so that the unknown god, whom some neopagans are genuinely seeking, is shown to be Jesus.
Endnotes to Neo-Paganism: Is Dialogue Possible?
References for Neopaganism: Is Dialogue Possible?
Neopaganism: Is Dialogue with Christians possible?