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Iconic religious images affect the attitudes of Protestants, but not Catholics.

By Tomas Rees on Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Christian God comes in different flavours. Most notably, while it’s sometimes portrayed as a benevolent, forgiving entity, at other times the imagery is of a vengeful, retributive god.
We already know that how Christians view their god is related to other aspects of their psychology (for example, fear and anxiety). But is this cause or effect? It’s hard to say, because what hasn’t been much investigated is whether implanting different ideas about God can change attitudes.

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