Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Survey of Religion in the U.S.

Sociologists from Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion, with the help of Gallup, have now conducted the most extensive national survey of religion. USA Today summarizes the results.

Update: Ed Veith's comments summarize my initial reaction to the question about your image of God: "
Well, how about those who believe God is COMPLEX, that He is BOTH Authoritarian AND benevolent. How about those who believe in the Triune God, not a generic God? How about those who believe we dare not contemplate God apart from His incarnation and the mediation of Jesus Christ? Was Biblical Christianity represented on the check-off box?"

Similarly, Al Mohler writes: "Biblical Christianity cannot choose between a God of wrath and a God of love. The one true God is both loving and holy, and God's wrath is a function of his holiness. God's love for sinners who deserve nothing but His wrath culminates in the redemptive work of Christ on the cross-- where He bore the Father's wrath for sinners."