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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?

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