to use the concept of CRED
is not appropriate given the typical natures
of religious beliefs and behaviors

audiences link
between proclaimed
religious beliefs
& observable religious behaviors

public representations
generally more
[or less]
rigidly stipulated
hence they have more
to do with social coordination
than with genuine expression

furthermore there is no guarantee
that religious behavior be systematically

such aims & ends
might partly explain why
they get maintained in various cultural traditions

[redacted abstract]

Lienard, P., Moncrieff, M., & Martinez, M. (2014). Religious propositional attitudes and underdetermination of public representation: Commentary on Ara Norenzayans Big Gods. Religion, 44(4), 622–627. doi: 10.1080/0048721x.2014.937061

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