ANGER DOES NOT DEFINE US

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY made headlines last fall with its analysis of "America's Four Gods." The findings came out of a study titled "American Piety in the 21st Century: New Insights to the Depth and Complexity of Religion in the US."

Researchers posited four types of God with which people might identify. Type A was an "Authoritarian God" engaged in human affairs and providing guidance, but also capable of meting out punishment to the unfaithful or ungodly. Those holding this concept "also tend to feel that God is quite angry." The Type B "Benevolent God" was also engaged but less angry or willing to punish. Type C was a "Critical God," less engaged but ready to punish in a world to come. And Type D was "Distant"—neither angry nor engaged, merely a "force" setting "laws of nature in motion."

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