As my good friend Peter Lawler would say, “studies show” that students who believe in a “harsh, punitive, vengeful, and punishing” God are less likely to cheat on a test than are non-believers or students who believe in a “loving, caring, and forgiving” God. Members of this last group, from what I can tell, are most likely to cheat.
So “moralistic therapeutic deists” are more likely to cheat than the spawn of Christopher Hitchens, who are more likely to cheat than Calvinists. Right?
Is there any way I can use this information when I grade my finals? Different levels of surveillance perhaps?
And what about those who believe in a just and merciful God?