Otherworldly (heaven and hell).
Supernaturalistic (only our bodies are part of nature).
Naturalistic (we are part of nature).
Person is an immortal soul in a mortal body.
Person is a functional unity of a biological organism.
Dependence (on God).
Hierarchical and authoritarian.
Democratic and cooperative.
Faith in human nature.
Reason and intelligence.
Scientific method (free inquiry).
Universalism and eternal truths.
Probabilism and relatively stable hypotheses.
Values based on God's will (divine laws).
Values based on experience (working provisional guidelines).
Consequences later (reward and punishment).
Consequences now (improvement of conditions).
Without God, we can do nothing; with God, all things are possible.
We can make things better.
God will satisfy our need for security.
Some security can be achieved through intelligence and hard
God will save us.
We must save ourselves.
Life is a test.
Life is an experiment.
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