USA Today: View of God can predict values, politics

An interesting article and study, but I think the idea behind the study was more interesting than the idea itself. I do agree that how we see God shapes how we see the world, each other and ourselves, but I don’t agree with the neat cubbyholing of American religion. Some of us (including myself) do not fit very neatly into any of their 4 beliefs about God. I would argue that a key distinction should have been whether you see God as seperate from creation or whether you see God and creation intertwined with each other (I fall into the later camp, as do a lot of folks from Eastern religions, and Christians from some paths, particularly the Celtic tradition). This distinction I think is extremely important and meaningful.