Hence why defining god and religion is useless in this context. It is beyond the scope of this study.
Is that your opinion or the authors ? What do you know about the study to offer that opinion ? Unless you are a author or helped design/conduct the study - your opinion is invalid.
I would speculate you know nothing about the study or how it was conducted.
I'll be nice and "play along" - how about that ?
If what your saying is true.
Then that raises the following questions:
- what is the context of the study ?
- What are the endpoints ?
- Who is the population ?
- How is the population selected ?
- How large is the population ?
- Who designed the study ?
- Who funded the study ?
Chances are I could probably come up with a couple more but I think that will suffice for the moment.
Btw, as usual you missed the major point. I believe religion was in context of the study since it mentioned 4 religions in the questions where as God (characteristics) were not. With that being said, the emphasis was obviously on religion and therefore biased.
And since you did, I will do my best to explain it one more time. Btw, please forgive me for my fragmented sentences as I didnt realize you and this web forums was at the dissertation level. (btw, this is when you come back with a really stupid comeback).
There is a quite a bit of difference between religion and God. God has and is and always existed outside of religion (think past, present, and future). Of if this helps, it is fine to make a distinction between religon and state. However, not God since "He is" (de facto).