'Buffy' blamed for rise in paganism

'Buffy' star Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar's hit show 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' has been blamed for 50,000 women abandoning traditional Christian religions to study paganism.

According to the recent British study published in 'Women and Religion in the West', young women have taken an increased interest in practising witchcraft since Gellar's hit US TV show 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'.

The study's author Dr Kristin Aune says: "Because of its focus on female empowerment, young women are attracted by Wicca, popularised by the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In short, women are abandoning the church."

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