Here is an article entitled "Look Who’s Irrational Now", by Mollie Hemmingway in Wall Street Journal. Here is an excerpt:
The reality is that the New Atheist campaign, by discouraging religion, won’t create a new group of intelligent, skeptical, enlightened beings. Far from it: It might actually encourage new levels of mass superstition. And that’s not a conclusion to take on faith — it’s what the empirical data tell us.
"What Americans Really Believe," a comprehensive new study released by Baylor University yesterday, shows that traditional Christian religion greatly decreases belief in everything from the efficacy of palm readers to the usefulness of astrology. It also shows that the irreligious and the members of more liberal Protestant denominations, far from being resistant to superstition, tend to be much more likely to believe in the paranormal and in pseudoscience than evangelical Christians.
When you remove God from a person’s life it opens that person up to the demonic lies of this world. She finishes up the article quoting G.K. Chesterton’s Father Brown character that all atheists, secularists, humanists and rationalists are susceptible to superstition: "It’s the first effect of not believing in God that you lose your common sense, and can’t see things as they are."
The other factor that moves in a society that rejects God is the rise of accepted immorality, specifically identifying homosexuality as seen in Chapter 1 of Romans.
24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie , and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. NKJV
The people that move into the arena of witchcraft and superstitions usually have their decision reinforced by demonic actions as described by “lying wonders” and “unrighteous deception”.
2 Thess 2:9-10
9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. NKJV
We all know people caught up in these things, the only antidote is the “love of truth”.
God says: “Who will go?”