He says the day before yesterday:
Ironically, many people with a strong secular evolutionary bent are now found embracing paganism. Pagans define their ideology as, “A polytheistic or pantheistic nature-worshipping religion.”3 It is an ancient form of religion and is found in many guises but there is no doubt that it always makes the veneration of nature central. Some consider nature itself to be divine and worship it accordingly. However, many today are what we might call ‘naturalistic science pagans’; although they may protest themselves to be non-religious, their writings betray a different motive.
Wishful thinking about nature’s abilities—paganism and evolution
Published: 2 March 2017 (GMT+10)
I can from own experience only agree.
In South France, formerly South West HRE, I met a man who considered that Darwin was the prophet of Mother Earth, his message was that She was (divine? and?) capable of developing life (on her own?).
He had been raised in East German schools, before the reunification of 1990.
Marvel Comics, which has Pagan Gods, also has these through ... evolution.
Hans Georg Lundahl