There's an unmistakable upturn in religious sentiment in the air. The Catholic Church has (largely) cast aside its rainbow flags and tolerant language and is breaking out the holy relics and talking about the perils of hell again.
The Protestants are feeling it as well, and I've noticed that the various "geek culture" sites I follow (and write for) are talking more about faith and its role in entertainment.
In fact, The Chosen is releasing its fourth season in theaters before streaming it.
While Hollywood doubles down on heresy and sin, normal people are turning away from it.
I think a major cause in this remarkable turn of events is the way secular society has completely destroyed its legitimacy. Growing up in the 80s, there was a certain sense that religiously observant people were boring and uptight and devout ones were a little bit mad. The proper attitude was one of somewhat detached reverence, but not overdoing it.
This secular view has been completely discredited. One can't call religious people nuts and in the next breath declare biological sex irrelevant to athletic competition. One can't wave the banner of science while punishing skeptics for demanding more exacting research.
It's now no longer unusual to talk about people being moved by demonic impulses because it's the only logical explanation.
Look at the current state of Yard Sign Calvinism. People who had "No Blood For Oil" and "Give Peace A Chance" now howl for Russian blood. Or Jewish blood. The point is: they want blood.
The language of tolerance and inclusion has been replaced with militancy and threats. Again, one might well call that demonic.
None of this is new. G.K. Chesterton wrote at length about the irrationality of "rational" people. It's just stunning to see it up close and taking root so quickly.