My remarks here are not about Wicca, which is just a form of post-Christian ecofeminism in NewAge drag, but about both ancient European paganism as I understand it and especially about modern rightwing Europaganism, mostly the Nordic variety and especially the folkish non-inclusive form of that. As far as religion goes, anything that's multiculturally inclusive is of no interest to me.
Number one. Although I have found the idea of a providentially guided purpose both in creation and in history no easy sell to myself, I resist the assumption that all forms of paganism share: Impersonal Fate rules all, including the Gods. (Dharmic religions share much of this, but karma makes this impersonal fate obsessed with isomorphic justice via reincarnation.) Here is where the Christian part of my post-Christian self rears its baptized head. For me, a world ruled finally by impersonal fate is no different from the world of Richard Dawkins.
Ironically, the ancient Romans considered the Christians atheists because they rejected the Gods; I consider modern pagans atheists because they subject their Gods to an overarching and ultimate...Nothing. Although I sympathize with the cultural crises that drives or brings some men to a recreated form of ancestral paganism --be it Norse, Slavic, Celtic or GrecoRoman-- in the end I really wonder if men whose souls, like it or not, have been shaped by a thousand years of Christ can worship what amount to Godlings without finally falling into nihilism.
Second, despite the usually rightwing attitudes of Norse neo-pagans, the sacred history they tell is infected with a bitter sense of victimhood against the Church. Sore losers in the leftist mode.
And as I point out, all the ills which these Alt-Right guys hate in contemporary Western civilization are post-Christian. While Whites were Christian and in power, none of the plagues of liberalism had a toehold. Which is why Liberals hate Christianity, the religion of patriarchy and the alliance of throne and altar, of imperialism and the Crusades, etc. etc. All stuff that Alt-Right pagans love.
But really, my issue is that this rage against Christianity effectively cuts them off from the blood-ties of many generation of baptized Europeans and forces them to see all their Christian ancestors and most of Western civilization in the last 1500 years either as the realm of deluded slaves who worshipped "a kike on a stick" or traitorous collaborators with "the alien Semitic bronze age desert god." How can there be a Western tradition when a millennium and a half of it is consigned to Hell?
I have recently and dolefully come to the conclusion that western Christianity can no longer safely serve the souls of White men and so I am musing on a future alternative. It's fascinating to run up against my own assumptions and to face new ways of thinking in doing this. But the religion of the Christ once did serve us: Christendom was a great and powerful civilization full of warriors and explorers and thinkers and builders and artists, etc. So my goal, for whatever micron it's worth, is to connect rather than to amputate and to promote realistic dignity rather than disguised despair.
Modern paganism, running on the white-hot fires of resentment, gives a jolt to some of our men who need it and there is much about these guys to admire. But I don't see how in the long run it can suffice.