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 me—and then God did, and I was found” (402)....
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- Spring '07
- topic sentence, strict religious standards