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Unformatted text preview: 2.) Twenge writes that [t]raditional religion . . . did have qualifications and rules for behavior (766). New age religions, however, operate according to the same unconditional self-esteem emphasized in secular school programs (Twenge 766). Horizon Church members are characterized by the way they all had a wild ride through drugs, sex, alcohol, and depravity, after which [t]hey accepted Christ . . . and were filled with love, acceptance, and forgiveness (Luhrmann 401). As Luhrmann says, [T]he message of the narrative is clear: I was lost, so deeply lost, so lost that no one could love meand then God did, and I was found (402)....
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- Spring '07