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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 byJeremiah Creedon"God with a million faces"UTNE ReaderJuly–August 1998

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