This is Skeptical Inquirer news from 2004, but it's still interesting:
Karla McLaren, the convert to skepticism, rambles on a bit in her essay (a writing quality that I have considerable personal experience with myself), but ends on a clear and convincing note.
We love to say that we embrace mystery in the New Age culture, but that's a cultural conceit and it's utterly wrong. In actual fact, we have no tolerance whatsoever for mystery. Everything from the smallest individual action to the largest movements in the evolution of the planet has a specific metaphysical or mystical cause. In my opinion, this incapacity to tolerate mystery is a direct result of my culture's disavowal of the intellect. One of the most frightening things about attaining the capacity to think skeptically and critically is that so many things don't have clear answers. Critical thinkers and skeptics don't create answers just to manage their anxiety.
Good reminder that believers in traditional religious dogmas aren't the only ones prone to closed-mindedness and gullibility. There's a lot of that in some New Age'ers also.