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"America Is Transitioning from a Christian nation into a syncretistic, spiritually diverse society," says George Barna, a researcher who tracks Christian issues. To him, the outcome of this trend, which has been going on for some time, is a "new perception of religion: a personalized, customized form of faith views which meet personal needs, minimize rules and absolutes, and bear little resemblance to the 'pure' form of any of the world's major religions."

Reported by
Jeremiah Creedon
"God with a million faces"
UTNE Reader
July–August 1998

While A Potential juror's religion isn't the only factor an attorney will consider at jury selection time, it is an important one. Attorneys' views of some religious beliefs as more liberal or more strict often are significant in determining whether someone is selected for juror service.

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